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September Dinner Meeting *VIRTUAL*

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – $20

Join us as we learn about the anticipated changes to the 2020 joint KDOQI/AND Nutrition Guidelines and the potential benefits of plant-based diets in CKD. We will also learn about the concept of “Potential Renal Acid Load” and how it relates to kidney disease.

Title: CKD Diet Guidelines Update and Plant-Based Diets

Speaker: Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSG

Time: 5:45-8:30  |  Will start with announcements, followed by the presentation and Q&A


5:45-6:00 pm  |  Members log into Zoom link, Presenters & Host set up

6:00-6:15 pm  |  Announcements

  • Amy Moore – CAND President
  • Samantha/Patricia – Blog Co-Chairs

6:15-6:30 pm  |  Presentation from Phabulous Foods, Kidney-Kind Snacking – Robin Sexton

6:30-8:30pm  |  Education Session and Q&A – “CKD Diet Guidelines Update and Plant-Based Diets” presented by Melanie Betz, MS, RD, CSR, CSG, LDN

About the speaker: Melanie provides nutrition education and counseling for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease and Nephrolithiasis at University of Chicago Medicine. She is certified in both geriatric and kidney nutrition. Her research has focused on knowledge and adherence of renal diet restrictions, Medical Nutrition Therapy for Polycystic Kidney Disease, plant-based diets, frailty and malnutrition. She volunteers as a member of the Executive Committee for the Healthy Aging Dietetic Practice Group and for various projects through NKFI including the Kidneys in the Kitchen video series. She received her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics at Michigan State University and completed her Masters in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Internship at Rush University Medical Center. She is passionate about making healthy eating easy, fun and delicious! You can follow her on Instagram @the.kidney.dietitian.


**The WebEx meeting link will be sent to the email on your CAND account a few hours before the event***



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September 30
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – $20


Chicago Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (CAND)