National Kidney Foundation Launches 'My Food Coach' Portal


When you have kidney disease, your diet deserves meticulous attention. At first, all the dietary restriction your doctor or nutritionist tells you about can seem overwhelming. But learning to eat the right foods, limit fluids, and avoid certain things is all part of adjusting your diet to maintain the kidney function you have left.

But it isn't easy to become a nutritional expert on food choices for people with kidney disease overnight. It would be a lot easier if you could have a nutritionist, dietitian, or personal chef follow you around and give you advice about what to eat and what not to eat, right? Well, now you can.

The National Kidney Foundation recently launched My Food Coach to help people with kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions make smart food choices. It's available online and as an app for Apple and Android mobile devices.

How it works

My Food Coach is designed to function a lot like being able to ask a nutritionist your most pressing questions about renal disease and your diet. Once you create an account and include details about your condition and dietary needs, My Food Coach will help you find recipes, ingredients, and meals you can eat. You can add your own recipes and check their nutritional values, get help choosing healthy fast food options, and even keep track of your shopping list online or with your mobile device.

Adjusting your diet after being diagnosed with renal disease isn't always easy. But with tools like My Food Coach, and the large selection of Renal Diet Meals available at, you can still enjoy a lot of healthy and tasty food.