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Protein Restriction

Protein requirements for children with renal failure:

The body uses protein from foods to grow and repair cells. With kidney failure, your child will need to avoid excess protein. The kidneys may not be able to get rid of the waste products that come from eating too much protein. Your child's weight, medical condition, type of treatment, and laboratory values will be factors in determining how much protein your child needs. Your child's physician or dietitian will help determine how much protein your child needs.

What foods are high in protein?

The following foods are high in protein and should be restricted if your child has renal failure:

Helpful protein serving conversions:

Your child's physician or dietitian will tell you how much protein your child can have each day. This will usually be listed in servings or ounces per day.

Food

Amount of Protein

Food

Amount of Protein

chicken nuggets

2 nuggets = 1 ounce

hamburger

3 ounces

chicken fingers

1 finger = 1 1/2 ounces

1/4 lb burger

4 ounces

chicken sandwich

4 ounces

roast beef sandwich

3 ounces

chicken breast

3 to 4 ounces

pork chops

3 to 4 ounces

chicken wing

1 ounce

luncheon meats

3/4 ounce

drumstick

1 ounce

1 large egg

1 ounce

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