Kidney Diet Tips


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My DaVita, the latest tool for kidney patients and caregivers from DaVita

My DaVita is a new feature on that helps you keep track of kidney resources and tools you discover on the website. To use My DaVita, you will need to sign up for a web account and create a user name. After completing the registration you are directed to My DaVita home where you can see the most recent recipes, articles, discussions and members. You can make friends and send messages to them. There is an option to make your profile private or public. Information displayed on the public profile includes your location, your kidney story and your friends.

Additional sections include My Recipes and My Articles where you can save your favorites. I really love how easy you can save recipes from the 700 kidney-friendly recipes to create your own collection. The Tools section contains DaVita tools like Diet Helper online meal planner, Food Analyzer and Phosphorus Challenge so you can easily go to these tools from one area.

I have already made some new friends through My DaVita. Check out My DaVita and send me a message about topics you would like on future blog posts, by searching for RD Sara when you click on ‘Find new friends’. Try saving the latest recipe Sausage Egg Soup (good for breakfast, lunch or dinner!) and save the most recent article “Happy holidays brunch for the renal diet”.

Happy holidays!

Sara Colman, RDN, CDCES

Sara Colman, RDN, CDCES

Sara is a renal dietitian with over 30 years experience working with people with diabetes and kidney disease. She is co-author of the popular kidney cookbook "Cooking for David: A Culinary Dialysis Cookbook". Sara is the Manager of Kidney Care Nutrition for DaVita. She analyzes recipes and creates content, resources and tools for the kidney community. In her spare time Sara loves to spend time with her young grandson, including fun times together in her kitchen.