Webinar: Healthier Kidneys through Your Kitchen: Earlier Nutrition Intervention for Chronic Kidney Disease

October 19, 2021

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a frequent diagnosis and many with CKD are unaware they have it or how to manage it. The need for earlier nutrition intervention for CKD prompted the Lexington Kentucky VA Health Care System to develop the Healthier Kidneys Through Your Kitchen program. The program involves identifying veterans with stage 3 CKD and offering them education on CKD stages and lifestyle changes that slow progression. This innovative program has spread to 15 VAs (and counting!), with plans for nationwide implementation.

Join us on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, from 2–3 pm ET, for a webinar featuring Rebecca Schlueter, RD, LD, the Assistant Chief of Nutrition & Food Services at the Lexington Kentucky VA Health Care System. Becky will share lessons learned from her involvement in the Healthier Kidneys Through Your Kitchen program and provide practical and actionable steps for attendees to collaborate effectively with the healthcare team in the treatment of CKD patients.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, nutrition professionals will be better able to:

  1. Identify three factors that demonstrate the importance of nutrition intervention for CKD.
  2. Implement a cooking-based renal nutrition class.
  3. Collaborate with primary care and nephrologists for RD referrals.

Additional Information

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3.3.5, 12.1.3, 12.2.3, 12.2.6
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Course summary
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  • 1.00 CDR
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10/19/2021 - 2:00pm EDT
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10/19/2021 - 3:00pm EDT
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Rebecca Schlueter, RD, LD, a native New Englander, is Assistant Chief of Nutrition & Food Services at the Lexington Kentucky VA Health Care System. Becky serves as Co-Chair for the VA's VAntage Nutrition Blog within the Marketing and Nutrition Informatics Subcommittee. Prior to her current role, Becky worked as the Clinical Nutrition Manager. She has experience in the outpatient nutrition clinic where she specialized in behavior change counseling and motivational interviewing. She holds a certificate of training in Adult Weight Management from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Becky has a passion for prevention and is a Gold Status Fellow through the VA's Innovators Network/Diffusion of Excellence Program.

Rebecca Schlueter, RD, LD, has the following relevant disclosures to report: she is an employee of the Veteran's Administration. She certifies that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CDR


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