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.

Roast Chicken Meal Plan

This meal plan will suit people with an ideal body weight around 62kg, who have advanced kidney disease and require Haemodialysis or those who require a daily intake of 1960kcal and 70g protein.



  • 2 Weetabix mixed with milk substitute & 1 tablespoon (15ml) of cream.
  • Cup of black tea or add milk substitute
  • Mid Morning
  • 1 medium pear
  • Cup of black tea or add milk substitute

  • 1 fruit
    Main Meal
  • 6 oz / 150g (cooked weight) Roast Chicken (with skin removed)
  • Served with 200g / 2 medium low potassium potatoes (with reduced fat spread added)
  • 1 portion (100g) of boiled carrots
  • Cup of water (from your fluid allowance)
  • 2 scoop / 200g of Vanilla Ice-cream and 110g of stewed apple (stewed in sugar)
  • Cup of black tea or add milk substitute

  • 6 protein (chicken)
    1 vegetable,2 potato,

    1 fruit, 1 dairy
    Mid Afternoon
  • 2 Ginger Nut Biscuits
  • Evening Meal
  • 1 small bowl (100ml approx) of Kidney Friendly Homemade Soup served with 1 small crusty white roll & reduced fat spread.
  • Cup of black tea or add milk substitute

  • 1 vegetable
    Before Bed
  • 2 x Rich Tea Biscuits with reduced fat spread
  • This 1 day meal plan provides 6 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. If you require a daily fluid restriction (allowance), please include the soup as part of this.

    Total Nutritional Analysis

    1956kcal69g protein80g fat4.2g salt2236mg/ 57mmol Potassium29mmol / 900mg Phosphate251g Carbohydrate110g sugar

    Ask your Kidney (Renal) Dietitian about a Low Phosphate Milk Substitute (link to milk substitute definition).

    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.