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Eating well with chronic kidney disease

If you are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), you may need to change what you eat.

In the early stages you may simply need to follow a balanced healthy eating plan, but as your kidney function gets worse you may need to make changes. Everyone is different – what one person can or can't eat may differ from what another person can or can't eat.Your doctor may refer you to a dietitian who specialises in helping people with kidney disease.

The Christchurch Kidney Society has produced a cookbook specifically for people with kidney disease. It costs $10, plus $4 postage if you want it posted to you. You can order one by phoning the society on (03) 379‑5529, or emailing

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Written by renal dietitian, Nutrition and Dietetics, Christchurch Hospital. Adapted by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Page created August 2016.

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Healthy eating information

High cholesterol

Meal planning and healthy recipes

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