https://www.glwd.org/blog/helping-clients-with-chronic-kidney-disease/

10.3.18 / Nutrition

Helping Clients with Chronic Kidney Disease

God’s Love is the only medically tailored, home-delivered meal program in the New York metropolitan area that provides meals for people living with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In the past year, we cooked and home-delivered 264,867 medically tailored meals for 1,084 people in households affected by CKD.

Managing CKD requires following an individualized, specific, balanced meal plan designed to compensate for reduced kidney function, and, over time, dialysis. Our plan is moderate in certain nutrients and fluids to ensure that clients stay well-nourished and feel as well as possible. Over the summer, God’s Love successfully piloted a renal-friendly breakfast program, and is working to implement this option on a wider scale.

In addition to delicious meals, our Nutrition Services team provides nutrition education and counseling to clients with CKD. Recently, the team conducted a survey of CKD
clients to evaluate their interests, needs, and preferences for education. Based on the results, one of our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists conducted a teleconference focusing on CKD and cardiovascular disease risk, and the organization is planning more events around these topics.

We are proud to serve this community as we continue to strive to meet the urgent needs of clients living with CKD.

Related Blog Posts

+ View all community posts

2.13.20 / Nutrition

Why We Wear Red for Heart Month

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists are committed to supporting the heart health of our clients and the community. Here are their favorite tips on how to protect your heart.

2.7.20 / Nutrition

Stuffed Red Peppers

This vegetarian dish pops with flavor and nutrients.  Curry, a blend of various spices including coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger and cloves, lends depth, richness, and yes, a little kick.  The cheese, lentils, vegetables a…

1.30.20 / Nutrition

American Heart Month: Managing Hypertension

Approximately 1 of 3 adults in the U.S. have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension often has no symptoms, and left untreated, can lead to problems such as heart disease and heart failure. If you have not gotten y…