Nutrition & Dietetics: Kidney Disease and Food
Making changes to what you eat and drink can be an important part of your kidney treatment.
Where can I find out more information?
You can look at our fact sheets below:
• Eating well for your kidneys: foods to choose if you have chronic kidney disease
• Haemodialysis and food: foods to choose if you are having haemodialysis. You will be able to speak to a dietitian once you start dialysis
• Peritoneal dialysis and food: foods to choose if you are having peritoneal dialysis You will be able to speak to a dietitian once you start dialysis
• Kidney transplant and food: foods to choose after a kidney transplant. You will be able to speak to a dietitian after your operation
• Salt: foods to choose to help you cut down on salt
• Potassium in food: foods to choose if you have high blood potassium levels
• Phosphate in food: foods to choose if you have high blood phosphate levels
How can a dietitian help?
Advice on food choices can be different for everyone. Dietitians can provide information to suit your own needs.
When you meet a dietitian, you will be able to discuss your:
• Usual food and drink choices
• Kidney blood results and your treatment
• Other health conditions you have such as diabetes
• Questions about food and drink
The dietitians can help you change your food and drink choices for your health. You can speak to your kidney doctor or nurse about seeing a dietitian.
Our team of kidney dietitians at Southmead hospital are:
Amy Greenhough – Team lead
Contact: Nutrition and Dietetics
Gate 10, Level 6, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Telephone: 0117 4145428
Where can I find out other information?
• Kidney Care UK: Living with Kidney Disease
• NHS Choices: Chronic Kidney Disease
• NHS Live Well: Eat well
• Diabetes UK:
• British Dietetic Association: Food Facts