DES MOINES, Iowa, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mom's Meals introduces its new Renal Nutrition Program, helping patients on dialysis simplify decisions about what to eat by delivering fresh-prepared, ready to heat and eat meals directly to their door. With over 26-million American adults suffering from chronic kidney disease, the struggles of everyday life, including what to eat, can feel overwhelming. On average, dialysis patients endure three treatments a week, each for several hours, and struggle to manage daily life, including the complicated dietary restrictions which come with this disease.
"One of the things we hear from dialysis patients is how difficult it is to prepare meals containing the proper potassium and phosphorous levels," said Rick Anderson, President of Mom's Meals. "Creating a menu for those with kidney disease was a natural for us since we have a dedicated nutritional services team which includes Registered Dieticians and Chefs who develop diabetic-friendly and heart-healthy meals already."
Mom's Meals' Renal Nutrition Program provides meals designed by a renal dietitian using the National Kidney Foundation guidelines to support the unique nutritional needs of most dialysis patients. The Program provides recommended protein amounts while restricting sodium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Most unique about the Renal Nutrition Program is that patients choose only the meals they want from a revolving menu of over 40 items. The meals, which cost $5.99 per "entree" only and $6.99 for entree plus sides, are fresh-delivered in climate-controlled coolers. Proprietary packaging methods allow them to stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 18 days. A support team, including a renal dietitian, is available to answer nutrition questions, and weekly calls are made to patients to assist with meal selection or program questions.
Mom's Meals recognizes that the nutritional needs vary for each renal disease patient. Patients should always consult with their doctor before starting any nutrition program. Mom's Meals does not claim to treat or cure kidney disease and is not a substitute for medication.
Mom's Meals, is dedicated to providing fresh meals to customers nationwide. The company prepares, packages, and ships ready-to-heat and eat meals directly to a customer's door, delivered anywhere in the United States. For more information, visit http://momsmeals.com/
SOURCE Mom's Meals