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You’ve come to right place to learn more about inborn errors of metabolism like PKU or MSUD, explore diet management tips, and hear inspiring stories. From big moments, like starting college to little ones like what to eat for dinner, we have tips and ideas to help you along the way.

Please note: information presented in our blogs is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to replace the care, advice, and medical supervision of your metabolic team. Always consult your metabolic healthcare team with questions you have and before you make any changes to your or your loved one’s diet or condition management.

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Low protein diet tips to help you get through the 1st trimester of pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy! These are exciting times. Don’t forget, working closely with your clinic is important before, during and after pregnancy. Your clinic can provide the best guidance for you and your baby. Once your blood phenylalanine (PHE) levels are well-controlled and you become pregnant you enter the first of three trimesters associated with …

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Sports Nutrition Basics for Active Individuals with Disorders of Amino Acid Metabolism – Part 2

We talked about general topics of sports nutrition in our last blog — let’s now discuss what is important BEFORE, DURING and AFTER exercise for people with an inborn error of amino acid metabolism such as Phenylketonuria (PKU), Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) or Homocystinuria (HCU). Before getting started, it is important to know that …

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Sports Nutrition Basics for Active Individuals with Disorders of Amino Acid Metabolism – Part 1

Participating in sports and fitness provides many benefits for health and wellbeing—and this holds true for many people with inherited metabolic disorders. Plenty of members of the metabolic community run races, dance, and play team sports to stay fit. James, a college sophomore with Phenylketonuria (PKU), for example, plays club soccer. (Read our interview with …

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Tips from college student on how to maintain a low protein diet while at school

Reflections from a rising sophomore managing PKU and a busy schedule This time last year as James Fryer was beginning his first year of college at Willamette University, he knew he was heading into a big life transition. Some of the adjustments proved more stressful than he anticipated. “Always remembering, on my own, to have …

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Helpful ways to prepare for back-to-school for a 7th grader with PKU

Tips and wisdom from a parent of a PKU 7th grader “I feel like I’m pulled in four different directions all summer!” says Heather Bomar of Brentwood, Tennessee, in describing her busy but fun summer season. Her four children, including 12-year-old Ellis who has classical Phenylketonuria (PKU), do a variety of activities over the summer. …

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What is GMP?

You’ve likely seen ‘GMP’ on a Phenylketonuria (PKU) or Tyrosinemia (TYR) formula label or heard about it through your dietitian. But what exactly is it and why is it getting so popular? GMP can be used as a protein source for PKU and Tyrosinemia formulas. GMP, short for glycomacropeptide, is a peptide – a type of …

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The Loprofin Pasta Story

Ever wonder where and how low protein pasta is made? Discover the story of Nutricia’s Loprofin pasta and what makes it tasty and convenient for those on a low protein diet.   Meet the Mennucci Family The Mennucci family began making Loprofin pasta almost 50 years ago in Tuscany, Italy. The operation is now in …

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A versatile low protein baking mix for breads, cookies, and more!

Loprofin Baking Mix from Nutricia North America is an all‐purpose, low protein baking mix. We created it so you can have an easier time making low protein baked goods and other recipes. Our Loprofin Baking Mix is suitable for those with PKU, MSUD, and other inborn errors of metabolism. We hope you get inspired to …

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Education Tools to Help you Understand PKU and other Metabolic Disorders

Do you have questions about inborn errors of metabolism like PKU, MSUD, or MMA/PA? We’re here to support you with easy-to-understand education tools. As part of our Nutricia Connect support platform, we offer easy-to-understand education materials that provide information on complex disorders like PKU, MSUD, and others. We’re here to support you as you educate …

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A Love for Pasta

After an afternoon of shopping for all new teal colored outfits for my daughter, I came home to a very upset little girl. Somehow, I missed when her favorite color changed from teal to blue. I also seemed to have missed when she stopped liking apples for a snack. I ended up eating a lot …

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Introducing solid foods to your baby

Always consult your metabolic healthcare professional before introducing new foods or making any changes to your child’s diet. Introducing solids is an exciting time in your baby’s development, but it may come with some anxiety for you. That’s completely normal! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) currently recommends gradually introducing solid foods when a baby is …

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