Diet and Nutrition

These Diet and Nutrition resources can help kidney patients and family members learn about the kidney diet and healthy eating habits.

HOSTING KIDNEY-FRIENDLY FOOD DRIVES
This toolkit contains resources and suggestions to organize, promote, and run a kidney-friendly food drive. Included are ideas and facts to use when talking with others about the impact of kidney disease on families and the community, especially at the intersection of chronic illness and food insecurity.

YOUR FLUID INTAKE MATTERS!
Learn how fluid intake affects your health as a kidney patient, and learn some practical, helpful tips on how to limit your fluid intake.

DIALYSIS DIET ON A BUDGET
This resource from Dialysis Patient Citizens helps kidney patients make smart decisions in selecting healthy foods to eat at home and on the go while saving money.

PATIENT TIPS FOR HEALTHY LIVING
This useful resource from ESRD Network 8 provides specific suggestions for kidney patients to use when ordering food at quick service restaurants, as well as guidance on what NOT to eat when dining out.

AAKP NUTRITION COUNTER
This quick reference from the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) helps kidney patients quickly find the nutritional content of many foods, including information on sodium, phosphorus, potassium, protein, and more (opens in a new window).