Keeping yourself well during the COVID 19 Pandemic

COVID 19 food and fluid guidance for those with kidney disease. Advice for those with Chronic Kidney Disease, End Stage Kidney Disease (on dialysis) and Renal Transplants to reduce your risk of getting COVID – 19 and ways to keep yourself from getting admitted to hospital at this critical time.

COVID 19 and Eating On Dialysis Days.

Cod Fillet with Lemon Sauce Meal Plan

This meal plan will suit those who have advanced kidney disease or those who require a daily intake of 1717kcal and 57g protein. Please compare the full analysis and/or Kidney Diet Allowances with your individual allowances. Your Kidney (Renal) Dietitian will help you to do this.



  • 1 large bowl (60g) of Cornflakes served with 100ml whole milk*
  • Cup of black tea or add milk substitute

  • ½ dairy exchange
    Mid Morning
  • 1 x Mandarin orange mixed with ½ pot of fruit yoghurt

  • ½ fruit ½ dairy
    Main Meal
  • Cod Fillet with Lemon Sauce
  • Served with 200g / 2 medium low potassium potatoes & 1 portion (90g) of boiled green beans
  • 100g Tinned Pears drained and served with a one tablespoon of whipped cream

  • 3 protein (fish)
    1 vegetable, 2 potatoes
    ½ fruit
    Mid Afternoon
  • 16 grapes

  • 1 fruit
  • 1 small bowl (100ml approx) of Kidney Friendly Homemade Vegetable Soup served with a chicken and mayonnaise sandwich containing 25g (1oz) roast chicken
  • 1 x Jam Tart
  • Cup of black tea or add milk substitute

  • 1 vegetable, 1 protein (chicken)
    Before Bed
  • 2 Slices of Toast with Spread and Marmalade or Jam
  • This 1 day meal plan provides 4 protein exchanges (allowances), 1 dairy exchange, 2 fruit portions, 2 vegetable portions and 2 potato portions. Check your daily allowances to see if you have enough for this meal-plan.


    Total Nutritional Analysis

    1717 kcal57g protein69g fat4.5g salt51mmol / 2004mg potassium25mmol / 782mg phosphate250g carbohydrate92g sugar

    Dilute whole milk with water if more fluid is required to cool your tea or ask your Kidney (Renal) Dietitian about a Low Phosphate Milk SubstituteLow Phosphate Milk Substitute. Watching your Fluid?

    Remember to count your milk and milk substitute as part of your daily fluid intake. Dietitian Tip

    *200ml milk substitute has been included in the analysis for this meal plan. Ask your Kidney (Renal) Dietitian about a milk substitute.