Kidney-Friendly Label Reading for Chronic Kidney Disease Shoppers

The education tool and article that follow are intended for use by chronic kidney disease (CKD) Stages 3 to 5 grocery shoppers. The article presents an overview of a handout intended to provide a nutrition education tool to assist CKD Stages 3 to 5 shoppers in shopping for kidney-friendly items. The handout may be used with CKD shopping tours and with CKD Stages 3 to 5 Medical Nutrition Therapy, in-center and home therapy dialysis. Because of the wide variation in nutrient needs for CKD Stages 3 to 5, the Kidney-Friendly Tips for Reading Food Labels for CKD shoppers is modifiable to be individualized for the specific needs of the shopping tour or for the particular CKD stage.