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  • Meet our dietitians: Vanessa Rojas-Bautista, RDN

    Meet Vanessa Rojas-Bautista, RDN: As a Vidafuel Sales Executive (and registered dietitian), Vanessa has been passionate about helping others on their journey to better nutrition for as long as she can remember.

    In our latest blog post, Vanessa candidly shares her personal journey, including:

    • What inspired her to enter the world of nutrition
    • Food recommendations for eating out or ordering in
    • What is the best (or worst) diet out there? 
    • How she went above and beyond to help a patient with high phosphorus get down to a normal level
  • Research Update: The Latest Clinical Findings on COVID-19, Albumin, and Nutrition

    Our dietitians share the latest research on the impact of albumin and early nutrition intervention on COVID-19 patients. Also included is a free, ready-to-print guide to help educate patients on how to protect themselves through adequate protein intake.
  • Meet our dietitians: Julie Ruff, RD

    Meet Julie Ruff, RD: As a registered dietitian and clinical educator at Vidafuel, the most common question Julie gets asked is: "Can you write me a meal plan?!". And while everyone's dietary needs are different, there's one piece of advice she stands by: all foods can be enjoyed in moderation!

    Get to know her as she shares:

    • What inspired her to enter the world of nutrition
    • How she helped a patient get off dialysis and become eligible for a kidney transplant
    • Nutritional advice on high-quality vs. low-quality food
  • The Harmful Effects of Artificial Sweeteners (and why we avoid them!)

    Our dietitians share the latest research on artificial sweeteners and why we choose to avoid them. Also included is a free, ready-to-print guide to help your patients choose the right protein supplement for their needs.
  • Meet our dietitians: Ellen Paterson, RDN

    Meet Ellen Paterson, RDN: Vidafuel's VP of Sales and Business Development, and registered Dietitian. Ellen loves to educate and promote a healthier lifestyle through foodGet to know her as she shares: 

    • Her personal journey and how it influenced her career
    • Patient stories that made an impact
    • When someone should get in touch with a dietitian
    • Her favorite food (after a salad, of course!)
  • What You Should Know About Sarcopenia

    Natural muscle loss is very common as we get older. On average, adults lose 3% of their muscle strength every year, which can begin as early as the age of 30. There are several main causes of sarcopenia, and those who suffer from obesity, diabetes and low levels of vitamin D are more susceptible to it. 
  • Dietitian Sparknotes: Sarcopenia

    Our dietitians distill the key information regarding sarcopenia and provide a downloadable guide that you can share with patients.
  • Protein 101: What it is, and why it matters to you (and your kidneys)

    What is protein? Why is protein important? What foods have protein? How much protein do I need? What are my protein needs if I’m on dialysis? What are some ways I can incorporate protein at each meal?What about protein supplements?
    Our dietitians answer all your questions.
  • What are the Health Benefits of Collagen Protein?

    Collagen plays a critical role in health and wellness, and is often associated with beauty, anti-aging, and sports performance. So, what is collagen and how can it help you? 
  • Key Takeaways from the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) Guidelines

    Vidafuel’s dietitians provide the abridged version Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI) updated guidelines. This review will provide key takeaways of Guidelines 1-4 with a particular focus Nutritional Supplementation.
  • Halloween themed activities for your patients

    Resources for the dietitian's toolbox. These halloween-themed activity sheets are sure to engage.
  • Vidafuel Dietitian's Favorite Quick & Easy Recipes!

    Our dietitians put together a few kidney-friendly, quick & tasty recipes for boosting protein intake, guilt free snacking and easy dinner ideas. You AND your loved ones will enjoy! Comment below on what you liked best and any substitutions you made!