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
Clare Gallimore
Fiona Hunter
Karen Cottle
Kiera Sneddon
Shelley Wills
Tanuja Quinn

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
https://www.kidneycareuk.org/about-kidney-health/living-kidney-disease

• NHS Choices: Chronic Kidney Disease
www.nhs.uk/conditions/kidney-disease

• NHS Live Well: Eat well
www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well

• Diabetes UK:
www.diabetes.org.uk

• British Dietetic Association: Food Facts
www.bda.uk.com/food-health/food-facts.html