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PKU is Diet-for-Life

PKU is Diet-for-Life.  

Start 2017 by improving or PKU diet or returnig to the PKU diet.  It is Never Too Late!

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 Nutricia can help you or your loved one get back on track.   We can also contact our Reimbursement Team for help reviewing your insurance plan and medical food coverage. Email:  Coverage@Nutricia.com 

You can do it.  You are not alone!

Meet David.  An Adult who returned to the PKU diet.

“My name is David Harris. I am 40 years old and I have classical
PKU. I am a first generation PKU’er which means I was born
before PKU was known to be Diet-for-Life. I was taken off-diet
at the age of 6. I struggled through school and always wondered
why things were so difficult for me.”

“Then it happened. I saw a TV show that said PKU was diet-for-
life and what happens to your body when you are not on
diet. That day I knew I had to get myself back on a low protein
diet and drink a PKU formula. It took time to re-learn the diet
and adjust my eating habits, but when I went back on diet my
life improved and now feel a lot better.”

You can do it – and Nutricia Metabolics is here to help.

Get Back to Diet Now!   Don’t Delay!

Contact Nutricia:  

DietforLife@Nutricia.com  or call 800-605-0410   GMP_SAMPLE_button

 

Share Your Story!     Tell Nutricia more about you and help inspire others to return to the PKU diet or maintain the PKU diet.

It’s a New Year! Find a New PKU Formula.

New Year Image - SchoolFor many, the new year marks a time for reflection and change.  If you are thinking about trying a new PKU formula, here are some great options from Nutricia Metabolics.

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PhenylAde®  GMP

Looking for a GREAT tasting PKU formula that contains Glycomacropeptide (GMP), made from a whole protein source? You found it!   Now in 2 great options.

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10 g of PE | 5 fl oz | 15.3 mg PHE | 132 calories

PhenylAde®  Essential

phenylade-essentialWhen great taste and PKU nutrition meet,
you’ll find PhenylAde Essential. Choose from 5 delicious flavors. Available in cans or single serve pouches.

10 g of PE | 7 fl oz | 157 calories

Lophlex® LQ

If you areLophlex LQ Pouches looking for flexible and convenient, this is the PKU formula for you! Available in 3 great flavors and made with real fruit juice from concentrate. You are sure to give this formula a ‘LIKE’ status.

20 g of PE | 4.2 fl oz | 120 calories

Periflex® LQ

Ever wPeriflex LQ Drinksish for a PKU formula you could just open and drink? Wishes do come true with this ready-to-drink PKU formula. Best of all, it is easy to drink with a smooth and creamy taste.

15 g of PE | 8.5 fl oz | 160 calories

 

PhenylAde® 60

PA60If you are looking to meet your total PKU formula needs with less-to-drink, then PhenylAde 60 is for you. Great for Adults & Teens!

10 g of PE | 3 fl oz | 49 calories

 Be sure to speak with your metabolic clinic prior to making any changes to your PKU diet plan.   All sample request will be verified by your clinic prior to shipping.  
Don’t have a clinic?  Call 800-605-0410. 
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New PKU Product Announcement

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Yes, it’s true!   There is a new addition to the PhenylAde® GMP line of PKU formula.

PhenylAde GMP Original Flavor is a mild and neutral tasting PKU formula that contains Glycomacropeptide (GMP), made from a whole protein source.

Why We Created This Product:

phenylade-gmp-original-flavorPhenylAde GMP Original Flavor was created based on feedback from you, the PKU community.

We heard in-person, online and from your clinics that you wanted a neutral tasting GMP-based product that was mild and easy-to-drink.

The PKU community spoke and Nutricia listened.  We are proud to add this great tasting formula to our PKU product line.

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Many people with PKU sampled this new GMP-based PKU formula at local or national events this summer. We wanted your input.

The feedback was fantastic!  We truly hope everyone who is seeking a GMP-based PKU formula enjoys the mild, neutral taste of this new GMP-based formula for PKU.

PhenylAde GMP – Now Available in 2 Great Options!

Hear what a PKU adult had to say after sampling PhenylAde GMP Vanilla:

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Plan Ahead for a Memorable Holiday

The holiday season is full of fun, friends and family time. It can also be challenging to those following a low protein food diet, but with advance planning you can enjoy the festivities without overindulging. iStock_000015639017Medium

  • Don’t forget your formula! Plan to have it between meals or drink before a meal to help prevent exceeding your prescribed diet.

  • Make a Plan. Check out your food options before filling your plate. Make sure not to go over your daily natural protein allowance.

  • Bring a dish. If you are going to have the holiday meal at a friend’s or relative’s home, bring a low protein friendly dish everyone can enjoy. This way you will be certain to have food you like, but also share with others.

Below are some suggestions and tips for creating a holiday menu that will help you to stay within your recommended protein intake.

    Soups & Appetizers

  • Start with a variety of fresh raw vegetable crudités with a low protein dip or salsa.

  • Be sure soups are vegetable based and do not include hidden animal protein or dairy.

    Main Dishes

  • Oven roast a variety of vegetables tossed with olive oil and garlic or other low protein seasonings for a flavorful side dish that everyone can enjoy.

  • Serve steamed vegetables with sauce on the side. This will allow you to choose how much, if any sauce, to add.

  • Make some minor changes to some old favorites. Reduce the protein content of mashed potatoes by blending potato with parsnip, cauliflower, non-dairy creamer and dairy-free margarine for that real mashed potato taste with less total protein. View Recipe

  • Low protein stuffing is easily made by substituting cubed low protein bread as your main ingredient. Use vegetable broth and dairy-free margarine for moisture. Add celery, onions, diced apples and your favorite seasonings for a delicious combination.

Save Room for Dessert

There are many delicious desserts that can take center stage after the meal. Try the following:

  • Home-made holiday cookies. Cookies can be the focus of a family activity. Bake Maddy’s Homestyle Sugar Cookies in advance either as drop cookies or rolled and cut into holiday shapes.

  • Purchase a variety of low protein frosting and sprinkles (choose holiday shapes and colors) and let everyone take part in the decorating fun.

  • For a special dessert, check out our low protein Holiday Cake. This delicious dessert tastes as good as it looks and will be a treat everyone can enjoy. View Recipe Here

Happy Holidays from

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Push-Ups 4 PKU Challenge – Results

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 Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the #NutriciaMetabolics #Pushups4PKU challenge, which ended on National PKU Awareness Day, December 3rd, 2016.

 Nutricia North America is proud to have been a part of a movement to help raise awareness of PKU and raise funds to support NPKUA and CanPKU.

The outpouring of support from the community has been amazing! There are so many wonderful videos from families, school classes, sports teams, colleagues, fitness classes, kindergarten classes, metabolic clinics, healthcare professionals and friends that have truly touched us. We thank everyone who took part and shared their dedication and support for those affected by PKU.

We are proud to announce that we exceeded our initial goal and cap of 600 push-up participants from all over the world.    We’ve had:

  • over 100 videos shared on Instagram

  • over 300 videos posted on Facebook

  • over 100 videos posted directly onto our Facebook page

  • over 10,000 reach of likes, shares and comments

We couldn’t have done without your support.

We are pleased to be able to donate this shared amount of $3,000  in total to NPKUA and CanPKU.

Thank you to all for your push-ups in support of PKU.

Happy holidays!

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If you would like to make a donation to either NPKUA or CanPKU, simply click the logos below:

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JAM SANDWICH – A Book for Teens with PKU

JAM SANDWICHES – THE BOOK


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Patricia Lorente is a mother of a child with PKU and a writer from Spain. She has written and published Jam Sandwiches with the help of Nutricia Laboratories in Spain to help raise awareness of PKU and create a dialogue around this rare metabolic disorder.

Books cost 7 euros and one euro from each book will be donated to The PKU Association of Madrid, ASFEMA. The book, originally written in Spanish, has been translated into English.

For more information and to order a copy please visit:

https://jamsandwiches2015.wordpress.com/

Push-Ups for PKU Challenge

push-ups-for-pku-artworkNutricia North America is once again proud to support the National PKU Alliance (NPKUA) and Canadian PKU and Allied Disorders Inc. (CanPKU) by sponsoring the annual Push-Ups for PKU Challenge to help raise PKU awareness and money for PKU research.

From November 3rd through National PKU Awareness Day on December 3rd, 2016, Nutricia North America will donate $5 for each video of a person or group of people doing at least 5 push-ups in support for PKU.

Get involved and challenge your friends to help spread the message of PKU Awareness!

Be counted! 

To have your push-up video counted for a donation* be sure to post with both hashtags:

#NutriciaMetabolics and 

#PushUps4PKU

You can also post it directly to Nutricia’s  Facebook or Instagram accounts.

 

Anyone can do it! You can do the push-ups on your knees, on your toes, or even against a wall. You can even lift a can of formula in the air 5 times or get creative otherwise.  So don’t delay, do your push-ups today!

You can also donate directly to these non-profit PKU organizations to help support PKU Awareness:

 DONATE NOW

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Nutricia does not assume and it hereby expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person or entity for any claims, damages, liability or other loss in connection with this contest. In no event shall Nutricia be liable to any person or entity for any direct, special, exemplary, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages of any kind or nature whatsoever (including, without limitation, any liability for injury or other damage related in any way to participation in this contest directly or indirectly) whether in an action based on contract, warranty, strict liability, tort (including, without limitation, negligence) or otherwise, even if Nutricia has been informed in advance of the possibility of such damages or such damages could have been reasonably foreseen by Nutricia. Nutricia will cap the donation to a maximum of 600 videos during this time period or up to $3000.

Tips for a Low Pro Friendly Thanksgiving

fb-thanksgivingThe holidays can be a tough time for many people, especially those on a restricted diet. The most important thing about managing PKU, any other inborn error of metabolism or a low protein diet during any holiday season is to plan ahead.  The more you know in advance, the better you can plan.

These are some questions to ask:

  • Where will I be spending the holidays and how long will the trip be?

  • Do I have enough formula so I do not run out over the weekend?

  • Am I dining at home or at someone else’s home?

  • Will I be making the menu or someone else?

Once you know more about what your day/weekend will consist of, you can make a plan.

One key thing to plan in advance is the menu.  If you are not dining at home, but at a friend’s or relative’s home, it will be important to ask what is being served, then…

  • Ask if you can bring a side dish (one that is low protein for you, but enough for everyone to share).

  • Let them know about your dietary needs so they can omit or serve items on the side that are not low protein friendly, like cheese or bread crumbs.

  • See if you can access the kitchen to re-heat or make additional items for the holiday meal.

 

Get Creative!

Many traditional holiday favorites can be modified to reduce the protein, while still keeping the taste and texture you and others love. Here are some recipes with small changes to lower the protein content — they are sure to become family staples at your holiday meals:

Reduced Protein Mashed Potatoes

2 cups (248 g), Cauliflower, florets
2 cups (312 g), White potato, peeled and cut into pieces
1 cup (156 g), Parsnips, peeled and cut into pieces
¼ cup (56 g),Non-dairy creamer, liquid
2 tablespoons (28 g),Margarine, dairy-free
To taste (2-3 g), Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Boil potato and parsnip in a large pot until they begin to soften.
  2. Add cauliflower and continue to cook until soft and tender.
  3. Drain water.
  4. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 7 servings  (115 g per serving)

Protein 2 g     P HE 67 mg        Calories 105

End your holiday meal on a sweet note with this  low protein apple cobbler for dessert.  This is a dish everyone at your holiday gathering is sure to enjoy!

Low Protein Apple Cobbler

8 cups (880 g), Apples, peeled, cored, sliced
½ cup (110 g), Brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup (67 g), Sugar, granulated
¼ cup (28 g), Corn starch
2 tablespoons (31 g), Lemon juice
½ teaspoon (1.3 g), Cinnamon
½ teaspoon (1 g), Nutmeg
1 can (400 g), Maddy’s Homestyle Sugar Cookie Mix
8 tablespoons (1 stick), Margarine, dairy-free

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large bowl, combine Maddy’s Homestyle Sugar Cookie Mix and margarine.
  2. Blend until mixture is fully combined (resembles coarse crumbles)
  3. Set aside
  4. In a second large bowl, combine all other ingredients.Stir.
  5. Place apple mixture into a greased 9 x 12 inch pan.
  6. Spoon cookie mixture over top of apples, evenly.
  7. Bake at 375° F for 35-45 minutes (until apples are tender and topping is lightly browned.)

Makes 12 servings  (124 g per serving)

Protein 0 g        PHE 8 mg         Calories 215

And most of all…

Holidays do not have to be all about food.  Make your holidays memorable with family traditions, such as a family football game or checkers tournament.

Happy Thanksgiving from

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Teen & Adult PKU “Diet-for-Life” Conference

Teen & Adult

 November 11-13, 2016  –    Harrisburg, PA

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Deadline to Register:   November 7, 2016

Join together for a weekend of of fun, learning and new friendships.  This event is recommended for those currently on-diet or wanting to get back to the PKU diet.  

The weekend will focus on learning more about PKU and improving diet management skills.  

Plus…a fun trip to Hersheypark!   

 

AGENDA

 

Friday, November 11, 2016   

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Registration with Vendor Booths

Saturday, November 12, 2016

8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Teen & Adult Focused Education Sessions

  • The Science Behind Staying on DietDr. Mitzi Grant, Drexel University
  • The Simplified PKU Diet Kayt Marra, MA, RD, CDM, CCRP, University of Albany
  • Communication and Personal AdvocacySharon Ernst, MPH, RD, CSP, FAND, Linda Leuffgan, RD & Rachel Flar, Reimbursement Specialist

LUNCH BREAK

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Attend 3 Sessions)

  • Contemporary Issues for Adults with PKU
  • Life On Campus for Teens & Young Adults with PKU
  • Meal Planning and Healthy Eating
  • Finding Low Protein Foods at Your Local Supermarket

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Trip to Hersheypark for Dinner & Rides!(optional)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

8:30 am – 12:00 pm – Low Protein Cooking Workshop

Spend the morning in small groups learning new low protein recipes and simple techniques for preparing delicious low protein meals in minutes.  Rotate through a variety of stations, each with a personal recipe guide and tasting!  This workshop is going to be unique and delicious!

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Don’t Wait:  BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW!

 

Budget Friendly:   The Econo Lodge Harrisburg/Hershey 

1006 Briarsdale Road, Harrisburg, PA, 17111 (about $64 – $75 per night)

Conference Venue:   The Central Hotel Harrisburg/Hershey 

800 East Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA, USA 17111                      Phone:  (717) 545-9595  (about $150 per night)

 The Hampton Inn, Harrisburg East (Hershey Area) – 1/4 mile from Conference Venue

4230 Union Deposit Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17111                             Phone:  (800) 644-3144 (about $130 per night)

Questions?   Contact Sandy.Simons@nutricia.com

Halloween Fun for A Low Protein Diet

Trick or Treat?   When your child is on a low protein diet for a rare inborn error of metabolism, such as PKU, MSUD, TYR or HCU, sometimes the tricks feel safer than the treats.

Halloween celebrations that center around candy, food and snacks– can be tough for kids on restricted diets (and tough for parents who want their children to full enjoy the festivities).

But it is possible to have fun AND stay on a low protein diet this Halloween. Check out a few tips, resources, and recipes to help you make it a healthy and happy Halloween.

Safety First:

  • Be sure to talk with teachers and other parents about what your child can and cannot have at Halloween parties or school activities.
  • Talk with your child so that he/she understands the importance of staying on diet and knows to check with you to determine if a particular food or candy is safe.

Now to the Fun Stuff:

  • Get creative with Halloween giveaways. Have non-food treats to hand out at home or at school. Think dollar store toys, stickers, party favors, and coloring books.
  • Plan an alternative activity to trick-or-treating, such as Halloween slumber party, game night, craft party, or a scavenger hunt.
  • If there will be cakes or cookies at the party, take low-protein treats for your child to enjoy so that he/she doesn’t feel left out (Check Out Maddy’s Sugar Cookie Mix)   
  • Consider having a “swap-party” where your child can swap candies he cannot have for “allowed” candies. This way everyone gets what they want!
  • Make your child’s PKU formula festive! Serve it in a Halloween-themed cup, use fun straws, or add some orange food coloring.

Post Your Formula ‘Dressed-Up’ for Halloween and TAG Nutricia!

 Facebook Page:  @NutriciaMetabolicNutrition      Instagram:    #NutriciaMetabolics   

 

More Resources:

The PKU Clinic at the University of Washington has some great sources. Check out their Halloween PKU Food List.

Jack O’Lantern Cupcakes

jack-o-lantern-228Surprise that special someone or treat yourself to a Halloween cupcake that will put smiles on faces. These cupcakes are great for home, work or school parties. They are low in protein but BIG on fun.

 

Ingredients

  • 88 g (3/4 c.) Loprofin Baking Mix
  • 1/4 c. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. egg replacer
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2.5 ounces of water
  • 1/4 c. margarine
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 drops orange food coloring
  • 1/2 c. white cream icing
  • 20 candy corns

Method:

  1. Preheat Oven to 350° F
  2. Cream together margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add Loprofin Baking Mix, egg replacer, and baking powder into the creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Add water, vanilla extract and orange food coloring gradually, mix until smooth.
  5. Place tablespoons into small paper cups and bake for approximately 10-15 minutes.
  6. Let cool on a baking rack.
  7. Decorate with icing and 2 candy corns per treat.

Serves 10

Nutritional Information Per serving Per recipe
Calories 150 1508
Protein 0.1 g 1.1 g
Phenylalanine 3 mg 30 mg
Leucine 6 mg 60 mg