Clinical Practice Recommendations from the Paediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce
The Paediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce comprises paediatric renal dietitians and paediatric nephrologists from 8 countries across Europe and North America who are dedicated to improving the nutritional care of children with kidney diseases. The taskforce is endorsed by ESPN and IPNA. The taskforce have been working on developing clinical practice recommendations for the nutritional management of children with kidney diseases. The following clinical practice recommendations by the taskforce have been published and are available via open access.
The 7 minute film below highlights the resources produced by the Taskforce for healthcare professionals and patients. The film highlights resources which are available on www.myrenalnutrition.com, a website produced by Vitaflo, for patients with kidney disease and their families.
On the 23rd February 2021 Dr Rukshana Scroff, Professor Bradley Warady, Christina Nelms, Caroline Anderson and Vanessa Shaw presented on the taskforce clinical practice recommendations.
On 14th April 2021 Dr Michiel Oosterveld, Vanessa Shaw and Nonnie Polderman presented the taskforce recommendations on energy and protein requirements.
On 11th June 2021 Dr Rukshana Shroff, Pearl Pugh and Louise McAlister presented the taskforce recommendations for calcium and phosphate. You can watch the full recording in the link below:
These booklets for different age ranges discuss:
These completed phosphate posters show patients which foods are low, high in natural phosphate and high in phosphate additives.
This guide, shows which foods are high in P additives, high in P and shows lower P alternatives.
On 13 July 2021 Professor Larry Greenbaum, José Renken-Terhaerdt, An Desloovere and Professor Rukshana Shroff highlighted clinical practice recommendations.
These guides provide advice for families from infanthood to teenage year on how to lower potassium intake.
A variety of reference documents to help patients understand which foods are high, medium and low in potassium.
On 19th October 2021 Professor Rukshana Shroff, Vanessa Shaw and Jetta Tuokkola discussed the taskforce tube feeding recommendations.
On 24th February 2022 Vanessa Shaw, Dr Stella Stabouli, Nonnie Polderman and Christina Nelms discussed the recommendations for obesity and metabolic syndrome.
The Taskforce chose to split this important topic into two separate events.
The first part was recorded on 21st April 2022, with the second part recorded on 10th May 2022. Both include Vanessa Shaw, Dr. Shroff and paediatric nephrology dietitian, Jose Renken-Terhaerdt.
On the 28th of February Professor Larry Greenbaum and Molly Wong Vega discussed the Clinical Practice Recommendations for the nutritional management of children with acute kidney injury.
On the 10th October 2023, Vanessa Shaw and Jetta Tuokkola discussed the nutritional management of the child with CKD stages 2-5, and on dialysis as detailed in Paediatric Renal Nutrition Taskforce clinical practice recommendations.