Mobile Meals Renal Menu
Making healthy food choices is important to us all, but it is even more important if you have kidney disease. Good nutrition can help.
Mobile Meals Renal Menu is developed by a team of registered diet technicians and cooks, then approved by a licensed dietitian. Our renal-appropriate menu is a good option for a person with kidney disease because it takes the guesswork out of planning and preparing healthy, well-balanced meals. Talk to your healthcare provider about starting Mobile Meals.
What can I expect?
The food is prepared fresh in our own kitchen and delivered to your home Monday through Friday. Your daily delivery can include one or two meals with a choice between two dinner menu options. Weekend meals are also available.
How much does it cost?
Fees are determined on a sliding scale depending on your income. We also accept Passport, CareStar Waiver, Buckeye & Aetna (MyCare Ohio Waiver) and SNAP.
Ask your healthcare provider or dietitian if the Mobile Meals Renal Menu is right for you. For more information, call 419-255-7806.
What does a typical renal menu look like?
Making healthy food choices is important to us all, but it is even more important if you have kidney disease. Good nutrition can help to:
- Provide energy to do your daily tasks
- Prevent infection
- Prevent muscle mass loss
- Help maintain a healthy weight
- Slow down the progression of kidney disease
People with kidney disease may need to control the amount of protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, and calcium in their diet. An approved renal diet from your healthcare provider or dietitian will help you better manage your health.
Protein: When protein is consumed, it is important that it is high-quality protein such as chicken, fish, lean meats, and eggs. Processed or canned meats should be avoided as they tend to be high in sodium.
Sodium: Too much sodium can cause fluid buildup, swelling, higher blood pressure, and strain on your heart. Renal diets tend to be low in sodium for this reason.
Potassium: Too much or too little potassium in the blood can be very dangerous. The amount of potassium you need is based on how well your kidneys are working and medications you are taking.
Phosphorus: As kidney function gets lower, extra phosphorus can start building up in the blood. High phosphorus levels can cause bones to get weaker. Foods that are rich in calcium are often high in phosphorus. Your dietitian or healthcare provider will tell you if you need to limit calcium.
Calories: Calories are like fuel. If you don’t eat enough calories, you body will use protein for energy. This protein comes from your muscles. This can make you weak and may also cause damage to the kidneys. It is important you are getting the right amount of calories to maintain a healthy weight.