DaVita Offers Halloween Themed Kidney-Friendly Recipes

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 30, 2013-- DaVita®, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.(NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced a collection of recipes sure to satisfy a kidney-friendly diet this Halloween.

“Halloween can be a challenging time for patients with kidney disease as they have tougher restrictions on what candy and sweets they can enjoy,” said Sara Colman, registered dietitian with DaVita. “We aim to make it easier by offering kidney-friendly recipes for holiday treats that are sure to be a hit.”

Among the more than 20 Halloween recipes offered at DaVita.com are salads, desserts and drinks ranging from Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars to Spooky Punch.

For those with a sweet tooth, DaVita lists kidney-friendly candies that are low in potassium, phosphorus and sodium.

A collection of more than 800 recipes can be found on DaVita.com along with no-cost downloadablecooking collections that feature kidney- and diabetes-friendly recipes.

DaVita.com also offers DaVita Diet Helper™, an online tool that helps those with chronic kidney disease or end stage renal disease plan menus, make shopping lists and track nutritional intake.

DaVita, DaVita Diet Helper and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About DaVita

DaVita is the dialysis division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of kidney care in the United States, DaVita delivers dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2013, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,010 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 159,000 patients. The company also operated 48outpatient dialysis centers located in ten countries outside the United States. DaVita supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com.


Source: DaVita

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