There are two types of kidney disease; Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Provision of adequate nutrition is vital in the management of children with kidney disease to support normal growth and development1. Dietary management also aims to avoid the accumulation of toxic metabolites, reduce morbidities such as renal bone disease and support quality of life2. Dietary management is complex and should be individualized with a focus on2:
- Energy intake: poor appetite, food refusal, nausea and vomiting are common
- Protein intake: careful monitoring and regulation of protein is needed to achieve optimal growth
- Fluid and electrolytes: requirements and potential restrictions will vary depending on the needs of the individual
- Regulation of calcium and phosphate intakes
- Supporting adequate micronutrient intakes
Renastart™ and Renastep™ are the first and only powder and ready-to-drink pediatric renal-specific formulas designed to fit the unique dietary management needs
of children throughout the spectrum CKD and AKI. It is specially formulated to provide flexibility and choice in the complex dietary management of pediatric kidney disease.
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1. KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Nutrition in Children with CKD: 2008 Update. 2009.
2. Royle J. Chapter 12: Kidney Disease. In: Shaw V, editor. Clinical Paediatric Dietetics. 4: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.; 2015. p. 242-81.