Dining Out Guide For Kidney Patients
Content by: Jamie Rinaldi, RD, MS in Applied Physiology & Nutrition
Use these 10 tips for dining out with Kidney Disease, as an option in your coaching efforts. Help your clients address the challenges of navigating restaurant menus for self, friends or family members.
Dining out can be especially difficult for kidney patients. There are so many do's and don'ts for someone newly diagnosed with Kidney Disease. Stage of disease progression is always an important part of dietary discussions. Yet, we all know that food, family and friends are all an essential part of enjoying life. Making dining experiences 'okay' requires coaching, education, tips and tricks that offer a continued commitment to healthy choices allows for individuals and families.
1️⃣ Review the individual's stage of disease progression.
2️⃣ Offer education and coaching on guidelines for food choices.
3️⃣ Translate those food choices into ways to manage dining out.
⬇️ Download the "Tips for Dining Out" infographic and the "Dining Out Recommendations" brochure.
⏭️ Consider "Tips for Dining In" found in the Renal Toolkit that may be of assistance.
🔢 Use the calculators offered by the Kidney Foundation.