Nutrition and Kidney Disease              

Eating well when you have kidney disease is very important to help you stay as healthy and strong  as possible.
Including the right kinds and amounts of foods each day recommended for healthy eating can help your kidneys to work more easily and keep you well for longer.
Sometimes having kidney disease can make you feel unwell. Your appetite may not be so good and food may taste different. This is because waste products produced from the foods you eat build up in the blood instead of being removed by the kidneys.
The need to make changes to your diet depends on how well your kidneys are working.What is right for others may not be right for you
Renal Dietitians:

Although most GP's or kidney specialist should refer you to a dietian whith moderate kidney dysfuntion, due to varies issues its not always easy to see a renal dietian.The below table has some names of private renal dietians. 

All dietitians are able to offer virtual or telehealth consultations if you live outside of the regions detailed below:



Contact details

Capacity/ Availability

Area of specialisation (within renal)/

Other relevant information

Micah Hintz

New Plymouth

(027) 750 5453

3 hours Thursdays & Fridays


Adeline Wong


(09) 623 0161 ext 1

4 hours Monday - Friday

Kidney stones

Fuchsia Goldsmith


Auckland based but able to connect through zoom throughout the country


Thursday 5pm-8pm

Saturday 9am-11am

Protecting kidney function, Preventing kidney stones,

Eating well on dialysis,

 Eating well after a transplant, Plant based diets.

Alana Baker


Tauranga & Hamilton

(027) 390 4010

1 day/ week

Early-moderate CKD &

Kidney Stones

Tina Ambler

Whangarei/ Northland

(021) 022 39442

20 hours/ week


Li Zhang



4 hours/ week

Gout ,Hyperlipidaemia

Chronic kidney disease stage 1-3

Type 2 diabetes ,Prediabetes

Obesity High cardiovascular disease risk ,High blood pressure

Jenny Robb


(021) 893 777

On request


 CKD 1-5 

Emma Ternouth


(027) 769 4525

Available from February 2021


Lisa Hassan


(020) 411 24449

5-10/ week


Purchase a cookbook for those with kidney disease:
Introducing the latest recipe book for kidney patients. A cookbook has been produced by the Christchurch Kidney Society and the Auckland Kidney Society
 It is hoped that within this collection of recipes you will find some that fit your dietary requirements and tickle your taste-buds too. These book also includes  some general pointers to help you with your choices from the renal dietician at Christchurch Hospital and Whangerei Hospital

The cost is between $10-00-$15:00 including postage


For an example of a recipe ; click here
If you would like to order a book you can contact:
Christchurch Kidney Society 03 3410906 or email or
Or Auckland Kidney Society 0800 235711 or