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Nation's Leading Dialysis Provider - DaVita - Partners with eDiets(R) to Launch One-of-a-Kind Diet Helper Online Nutrition and Meal Planning Tool for Late-Stage Kidney Disease Patients and Caregivers
Date:1/10/2008

Interactive resource helps dialysis patients plan and follow customized diet plans by providing recipes, shopping lists and nutrition tracking to

help support better patient outcomes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc., a leading provider of dialysis services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease, and eDiets.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIET), leveraging the power of the Internet to bring diet, fitness, and healthy lifestyle solutions to everyone, announced the launch of DaVita Diet Helper(TM) to make kidney-friendly meals easy to plan, prepare and track. This all-purpose online meal planning tool helps dialysis patients, their caregivers and renal dietitians and physicians plan proper nutrition based on 24 unique kidney-diet prescriptions. The tool also provides tasty, easy-to- prepare recipes, complete weekly meal plans, online grocery lists, and nutrition trackers that can be printed and shared with doctors and dietitians, making management of the renal diet more effective and improving patients' nutritional intake and quality of care.

"The main goal of DaVita Diet Helper is to help patients stay healthy as evidenced by their lab results, fluid balance and good nutritional intake," said Sara Colman RD, CDE, DaVita(R) Nutrition Project Specialist. "DaVita Diet Helper is an easy way for patients to know what they can and can't eat and in what portions to keep their protein, potassium, phosphorus, sodium and fluids in check. Sticking to any diet is a challenge, but with DaVita Diet Helper it's a lot easier for our dialysis patients to stay on track."

Diet is an integral part of the treatment for managing chronic kidney disease and ensuring patients' overall health and quality of life. Because the kidneys can no longer filter and eliminate waste products and excess fluid, kidney diets are focused on maintaining adequate nutrition and keeping minerals and elec
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