Vegetarian Diets and Chronic Kidney Disease

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With the recent interest in vegetarianism, it is important to consider how to support those with different disease conditions who consume plant-based diets. Experienced clinician Veena Juneja discusses current approaches to managing vegetarian diets for those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) with an emphasis on addressing specific concerns about the quantity and quality of protein and phosphorus bioavailability. Practical information and special considerations to support patients with CKD and on dialysis to meet their nutrition requirements in transitioning towards a vegetarian diet are also covered.

What participants say: "This LOD course was a great introduction for RDs to the benefits of a vegetarian diet with CKD. It shows that it's not overly high in phosphates, plus provides suggestions of how to manipulate treatments to work well with the lifestyle." - Emma Barr

Host: Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians

Date of Presentation: June 2019

Speaker: Veena Juneja RD has worked as a renal dietitian for more than 4 decades covering all areas in nephrology ie pre-dialysis, peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis and kidney transplant in inpatient and outpatient settings in southern ON. 


  • Video presentation (1 hr 12 min) with the presentation slides (pdf)
  • Audio file (mp3 file)

Cost: $19.95 for members; $24.95 for non-members; $14.95 for students

Last Updated: January 6, 2021

Type: Learning on Demand

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