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What is a renal diet?

renal foods

  • A renal or kidney diet is often recommended for people with chronic kidney disease
  • There is no standard renal diet - it is a complex therapeutic diet which may limit sodium, phosphorus and potassium depending on the individual needs of a kidney patient, their stage of kidney disease and their medications.
  • A renal dietitian can provide a thorough nutritional assessment and an individualized diet recommendation

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What do we do?

Renal Dietitian

  • The Canadian Association of Nephrology Dietitians (CAND) was organized in 1975 as a subcommittee of the Canadian Society of Nephrology.
  • Our mission is to support Canadian Dietitians in their provision of quality care to patients with renal disease.
  • We have regional representatives from across Canada.
  • CAND members can share information, participate in discussion topics gain access to a Canada wide directory of renal dietititian professionals.

What We Do

Why join CAND?

group of dietitans

  • Membership in a network of other Nephrology Dietitians across Canada
  • Access to the Essential Guide for Renal Dietitians and any new updates 
  • Access to the CAND Kidney Friendly Cooking cookbook online Invitation and a reduced fee at our conference
  • Be part of our online forum of questions, answers and comments plus receive our newsletter
  • Members have access to world-class conferences and continuing education

Benefits of Membership

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