Low Protein Food List for PKU
CONCEPT: PKU Diet, Calculating Phe, Meal Planning
Participants practice using the Low Protien Food List for PKU to calculate the phe content of foods and to plan meals.
After completing this activity, participants will be able to:
- calculate the phe content of any meal using the Low Protein Food List for PKU
- list the information needed about a food to be able to accurately look up the phe content (name of food, amount, method of preparation, brand)
The purpose of this activity is for the participants to increase their familiarity with the Low Protein Food List for PKU. This is a VERY helpful tool for calculating the phe content of foods/meals. Using this resource ensures accuracy when determining how much phe you are eating.
Review the parts of the Low Protein Food List for PKU book with the participants, as well as the index. The index is a helpful tool to be able to quickly locate foods within the book.
Distribute the worksheet. Participants complete the worksheet individually. When they are finished, review the answers together.
What information about a food do you need to be able to accurately determine how much phe it contains? (name of the food, amount of food, method of preparation, brand)
- Low Protein Food List for PKU by Virginia E. Schuett. This is available for purchase from the National PKU News Website under "Diet-Related Information." (The index for the book is available for download from the same website.)
Make it a habit at home to use the Low Protein Food List for PKU to look up the phe content of foods.