DENVER, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced its recipe collection, "Game Day Favorites When You're on a Kidney Diet," which allows kidney patients to enjoy football-inspired dishes modified for their nutritional needs.
"Food is a huge part of any football party," said Sara Colman, RDN, CDE, manager for DaVita.com nutrition. "These recipes make it easy for people with kidney disease and their families to have delicious, healthy snacks while cheering on their favorite teams."
- Spicy Crunch and Munch Snack Mix
- Fiesta Roll Ups
- Buffalo Wings
- Hula Meatballs
- Sweet and Spicy Tortilla Chips
DaVita.com also offers DaVita Diet Helper™, an online tool that helps those with diabetes, chronic kidney disease (CKD) or end stage renal disease (ESRD) plan menus, make shopping lists and track nutritional intake. Each person's nutritional needs are different, but the main nutrients limited in kidney diets include protein, phosphorus, potassium and sodium. The recipes offered on DaVita.com aim to make it simple for individuals to stay in control of their kidney health and nutrition.
In the home states of the two teams facing off in Super Bowl XLIX®, DaVita Kidney Care has 31 dialysis centers in the state of Washington and a combined 45 centers in six states that comprise New England. The game will be held in Arizona, where DaVita Kidney Care has 41 dialysis centers.
An estimated 20 million U.S. adults have CKD, which can progress to ESRD. Most are unaware of their condition, as the disease is often symptomless until the kidneys fail. Groups at highest risk for ESRD include those with diabetes or hypertension, as well as older adults, African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans.
To find out more about DaVita Kidney Care, call 1-800-400-8331 or visit DaVita.com.
About DaVita Kidney Care
DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients' quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of Sept. 30, 2014, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,152 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 170,000 patients. The company also operated 87 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.
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