We are taking up the 7 day 7 exchange Dietitian challenge for a week (21st-28th June 2015) ending on International PKU day. This involves us following the PKU diet, which consists of a very low protein diet, 60g of protein equivalent (without phenylalanine – the amino acid people with PKU cannot break down), and only 7g of natural protein per day. In our day jobs our main case load is working with people with PKU and helping them manage their PKU diet so this will be a real eye opener for us and help us understand the diet better. You can read more about PKU and the PKU diet on the NSPKU website.

We will keep you updated with how we get on during the week…

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