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Chronic Kidney Disease

CKD: Background Information (2010)

Identifying Information and Availability

Bibliographic Source

American Dietetic Association. American Dietetic Association Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)  Evidenced-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline, Chicago (IL): American Dietetic Association, 2010.


This guideline was not adapted from another source. Development of the guideline was conducted in accordance with the Appraisal of Guidelines Research Evaluation critical appraisal instrument.

Date Released

 June 2010

Guideline Developer

American Dietetic Association

Guideline Status

This is the first release of the ADA Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)  Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline. An update to the 2001 CKD CD Rom.

Guideline Reviewers

Karen Basinger, RD
Debbie Benner, MA, RD, CSR
Jerrilyn Burrowes, PhD, RD, CDN
Louise Clement, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Charles J. Foulks, MD, FACP, FACN
Kathy Schiro Harvey, MS, RD, CSR
Maria Karalis, MBA, RD, LDN
Pamela S. Kent, MS, RD, CSR, LD 
Elizabeth Kern, MD, MS
Nadiya Lakhani, RD, LD
Maureen McCarthy, MPH, RD, CSR, LD
Sharon R. Schatz, MS, RD, CSR, CDE

Expert Work Group

Jessie Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD, Chair
Arianna Aoun, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Laura Byham-Gray, PhD, RD
Carolyn Cochran, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Barbara Hutson, RD, LD
Joni Pagenkemper, MS, MA, RD, LMNT, CDE

Resigned from Workgroup
Pam Kent, MS, RD, CSR, LD
Jinette S. Lichter, RD, LMNT
Cathi Martin, RD, CSR, LDN

Project Manager/Lead Evidence Analyst

Erica K. Gradwell, MS, RD

Lead Evidence Analyst

Mei Chung, PhD, MPH

Financial Contributor

American Dietetic Association

ADA Staff

  • Deborah Cummins, PhD
  • Kari Kren, MPH, RD
  • Esther F. Myers, PhD, RD
  • Joan Schwaba, MS, RD

[Note: ADA acknowledges and is grateful for support from sponsors; however ADA’s Scientific Affairs and Research maintains full control over the content and process of all evidence analysis projects including the selection of topics, evaluation of research, assignment of grades and development of recommendations.]

Disclosures of Potential Conflict of Interest

In the interest of full disclosure, ADA has adopted the policy of revealing relationships workgroup members have with companies that sell products or services that are relevant to this topic. Workgroup members are required to disclose potential conflicts of interest by completing the ADA Conflict of Interest Form. It should not be assumed that these financial interests will have an adverse impact on the content, but they are noted here to fully inform readers. Users of the evidence analysis library may assume that only work group members listed below have potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

None of the work group members listed above disclosed potential conflicts of interest.

Guideline Availablility

The guideline is available online.

Availability of Companion Documents

The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)  Toolkit is a set of companion documents, which detail how the practitioner applies the Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline in practice. The Toolkit will include forms such as documentation forms, outcomes-monitoring sheets, client education resources, case studies and MNT protocols for implementing the Evidence-Based Nutrition Practice Guideline.

Patient Resources

Patient education resources will be available within the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Toolkit.


Copyright Statement

The American Dietetic Association encourages the free exchange of evidence in nutrition practice guidelines and promotes the adaptation of the guidelines for local conditions. However, please note that guidelines are subject to copyright provisions. To replicate or reproduce this guideline, in part or in full, please obtain agreement from the American Dietetic Association. Contact for copyright permission.

When modifying the guidelines for local circumstances, significant departures from these comprehensive guidelines should be fully documented and the reasons for the differences explicitly detailed.

©2010 American Dietetic Association (ADA).