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Tue, 26 May 2015
By Emily Robins, Dietetic Intern, Grand River Hospital – Kitchener, ON Over the past four weeks I have had the opportunity to intern under the supervision of June Martin, Registered Dietitian for the Grand River Regional Renal Program. I have spent ... [ more ]
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014
As the holidays draw ever nearer (and my list of things to do seems to get longer) food is constantly on my mind!  What to cook, when to cook, how much to cook and of course trying to make everyone happy.   ... [ more ]
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014
Every once in a while I hear something that really sticks with me. Today I met with a lovely patient who has been following some sort of renal diet for the last seven years. She expressed to me how frustrating it ... [ more ]
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Fri, 05 Sep 2014
There aren’t too many “nutrition emergencies” in the hospital setting. But when a patient has a critically high potassium level they shoot to the top of our must-see list.  Potassium, which is an important nutrient for most people, can become dangerously ... [ more ]
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014
After a long, cold winter it is time to enjoy the warm weather and the wonderful, fresh foods that come along with that. Whether it’s blueberries, raspberries or fresh lettuce right out of your garden, the summer seems to make everything ... [ more ]
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014
As if the kidney diet isn’t already complicated enough, there is a new food additive to watch for and avoid (for those on a restricted potassium diet).  I’ve written a fair amount about phosphate food additives which should be avoided by ... [ more ]
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014
Vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements are a big business in Canada. Many people take vitamin supplements as a bit of an “insurance policy” just in case their diet isn’t quite as good as it should be.  Or sometimes just because they ... [ more ]
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013
… for getting together with family and friends and celebrating the holiday. Christmas get-togethers always end up being about the food and as I plan for my own Christmas celebrations I always start with the menu! I’ve been told by my ... [ more ]
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013
September always feels more like New Year to me than January!  With the kids going back to school and a new group of dietetic interns starting at our hospital, I always find this is the time of year I make resolutions ... [ more ]
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Fri, 05 Jul 2013
The nutrition fact sheets on kidney.ca have been updated and are better than ever! Working collaboratively with the Ontario Renal Network, a team of dietitians has been working on these for several months.  I’d like ... [ more ]
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Wed, 12 Jun 2013
This week, the dietitians here at Grand River Hospital were excited to welcome Chef Leslie Cairns to a cooking demonstration of wonderful kidney-friendly foods. Leslie is the chef behind the recipes in the last two Spice It Up! cookbooks (more ]
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The Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians (formerly Association of Nephrology Dietitians) is a Network of Dietitians of Canada and consists of Registered Dietitians who provide renal nutrition therapy interventions and counseling in hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis and chronic kidney disease clinics.

Individuals living with kidney disease can access a dietitian specializing in renal nutrition by referral from a nephrologist.

The Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians (CAND) network, is open to all Dietitians of Canada members who are interested in renal nutrition. Our major goals are education and networking. We are a dynamic team and always welcome new members.

Kidney Friendly Cookbook
This patient friendly resource can be ordered using this form:



Written by a team of renal dietitians, this cookbook is designed to be used by people at all stages of kidney function.

The introduction provides a description of a kidney friendly diet as well as tips to add flavour to meals.
   

July 20, 2015
2015 National Conference News
 
We are proud to announce the preliminary program for the 2015 CAND National Conference to be held at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto on September 25th and 26th.  [ more ]
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July 15, 2015
CANNT 2015
 
CANNT 2015 – Reaching New Heights
Oct.  22 – 24, 2015
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Vancouver, BC

 This year’s conference promises nephrology professionals ... nurses, technologists, administrators, researchers, pharmacists and more ... so many opportunities to learn, share, network, discuss and socialize together.

http://www.cannt.ca/en/news_events/cannt_2015/index.html

 

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June 1, 2015
Kidney Friendly Cookbook
 
This valuable patient friendly resource is now available.[ more ]
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May 19, 2015
Essential Guide for Renal Dietitians 3rd Edition
 
Now, you can order your copy of this evidence based resource today![ more ]
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