Kidneys and Kale: Preventative Kidney Care With Plants | Orgain Healthcare Professional Education Series

Kidneys and Kale: Preventative Kidney Care With Plants


Nutrition for chronic kidney disease (CKD) has evolved beyond the traditional ‘renal’ diet that was overly restrictive and excluded foods that have vast healthful benefits in the treatment of many co-morbidities. This novel inclusive approach to nutrition care and kidney disease is fast becoming mainstream and leads to improved patient satisfaction and adherence. This session incorporates a review of the growing literature supporting plant-based interventions and CKD, the integration of plant-based protein to meet daily needs, and the affordability of plant-based foods which is a concern within the patient population struggling with CKD and who are typically impacted by health disparities and food insecurity.

AnnaMarie Rodriguez, RDN, LD, FAND

Renal Dietitian

AnnaMarie has worked as a nephrology dietitian for over 25 years in a variety of settings from clinical to pharmaceutical including clinical, sales, education, and renal medical affairs. She is currently an Independent Consultant, the owner of Nutrition Directions LLC, and employed by Pentec Health as a Renal Clinical Retention Specialist. She has served and chaired several boards including the South and Central Texas National Kidney Foundation Medical Advisory Board, San Antonio Council of Renal Nutrition, Renal Practice Group DPG, Wisconsin Council of Renal Nutrition, and Vegetarian DPG Speaker Bureau. Currently, she serves on the Academy’s Quality Management Committee, WI/IL/N.CA State Coordinator for VN DPG, Region One Ambassador for DIFM DPG, a board member of the Plant-based Prevention of Disease organization, VN DPG Past Chair, Managing Editor for the VN DPG Newsletter, and the Professional Education Chair for WAND. She is a Master Gardener, a lifelong learner, and a public speaker since 2000. Her passions include halting the progression of kidney disease through nutrition education.


AnnaMarie Rodriguez, RDN, LD, FAND

Renal Dietitian

Course Overview

Released: 3/7/24
Expires: 3/7/27
Duration: 1:03:08
Level: Level 2
Available Credit: 1.0 CPEU
Performance Indicators: 4.1.2; 6.2.3; 9.3.2

*This course has been approved for continuing education for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists and Dietetic Technicians, Registered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

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