LOW PROTEIN FOOD LIST FOR PKU
by Virginia E. Schuett
The Low Protein Food List for PKU has been an indispensible resource for everyone involved in the treatment of phenylketonuria (PKU) since 1995. This third edition (2010) contains over 6,000 entries, the most extensive listing yet of foods that are potentially suitable for the diet, nearly double the number found in the previous edition. It includes many new foods found at health-oriented grocery stores, expanding choices for the diet.
The book provides information on phenylalanine (phe), protein, and calorie content of foods based on serving portions, both in common measures and gram weights, in an easily searchable format. The handy "mg phe/gm food" column allows users to compare phenylalanine density of foods and make appropriate food choices for individual diet needs. People using an "exchange" system for counting phe will find exchanges are calculated for each food portion as well. The front section of the book also contains valuable information and tips for managing the PKU diet.
Virginia E. Schuett is founder and director of National PKU News, a non-profit organization devoted to providing news and information to people living with or treating PKU since 1989 via a newsletter that is produced three times yearly. A nutritionist, she has been working with PKU-affected families since 1972. She is the author of Low Protein Cookery for PKU, Apples to Zucchini: A Collection of Favorite Low Protein Recipes (with co-author Dorothy Corry), You and PKU, and numerous articles and educational materials related to PKU.
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Note: The printed book does NOT contain Baby Foods. The Baby Foods list is available as a free downloadable file from the website. Click here to view the Baby Foods List Introduction: Important Information about the Data and the Baby Foods List: Data.
Note: Please see the Diet-Related Information section for changes (corrections and additions) to the Third Edition, Low Protein Food List for PKU.
Note: Please see the notes here for information for institutions ordering the printed version of the food list, for bulk order discounts on the printed version, and for financially needy families who cannot afford a printed version of the food list.
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