March 15, 2023
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Fresenius donated $150,000 to Meals Is Medication Coalition to develop entry to medically tailor-made meals amongst sufferers with kidney illness, in keeping with the press launch.
“For folks residing with continual kidney illness, a nutritious diet and train is essential to sustaining kidney operate and stopping development to kidney failure, however restricted entry to wholesome meals or information of handle a fancy prognosis can stop people from pursuing a nutritious food plan,” Dennis Kogod, president of Fresenius Kidney Care, stated within the launch. “We’re dedicated to serving to sufferers residing with [chronic kidney disease] CKD strategy their care holistically, and offering medically tailor-made meals may also help enhance their outcomes.”
Meals from Meals Is Medication Coalition are scientifically designed for particular person sufferers. For instance, the pre-made meals are created in a approach that account for a affected person’s prognosis, antagonistic occasions from therapy and comorbidities.
If a well being care skilled or well being care plan prescribed a referral, sufferers can have the meals delivered to their properties.
“We all know that high-quality, nutrient-dense meals is significant to the therapy and administration of illnesses. This funding is important to accelerating our work in communities to refine, replicate and broadly scale the medically tailor-made meal mannequin to make sure that folks dealing with kidney illness and different continual sicknesses have entry to medically tailor-made meals, no matter the place they reside,” Alissa Wassung, govt director of the Meals Is Medication Coalition, stated within the launch. “Accrediting medically tailor-made meal suppliers all through the U.S. will assist develop this work with a scientific and research-based strategy.”