Nutrition, National Kidney Foundation

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Diet and nutrition are an important part of living well with kidney disease. As your kidney disease progresses, your dietary needs will likely change as well. Click on the appropriate stage below to learn more about diet and kidney disease. Be sure to talk with your healthcare practitioner about your individual nutrition needs.

Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease (stages 1-4)



Kidney Stones



Plant-Based Diets

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