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By: Lesley McPhatter, MS, RDN, CSR, Assistant Clinical Nutrition Manager – Renal Nutrition at UVA Health System
Did you know that cardiovascular death is the number one cause of death in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients? Back in 2020, the National Kidney Foundation Quality Guidelines for Nutrition were updated to recommend a healthier plant-based, whole foods diet for people with CKD. Since then, our nutrition team at UVA Health has transitioned our Renal Diet to encompass a heart-healthy diet. This switch has allowed for a greater variety of food offerings for our CKD patients without compromising their nutrition status.
In honor of World Kidney Day (March 10th, 2022), I wanted to share some tips I would give anyone to help prevent kidney disease:
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