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Table 1 Strategies to facilitate sodium restriction

From: The effect of lowering salt intake on ambulatory blood pressure to reduce cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease (LowSALT CKD study): protocol of a randomized trial

Phase 1

- Dietary education (individualized) by accredited practicing dietitian


- Focus on replacing high sodium foods with low sodium alternatives (keeping energy intake stable).

- Initial education in run-in with written materials provided

- Ongoing education during follow up visits and weekly phone calls.

- Partial food provision

- Low sodium frozen pre-prepared meals (maximum 1 per day)

- Snack foods, breakfast cereal, cheese and bread

Phase 2

- Ongoing dietary education


- Monthly via phone calls

- No food provided in this phase