The Purple Pumpkin Project 2022
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by KetoCal
2y ago
HELP RAISE AWARENESS FOR EPILEPSY BY JOINING THIS ARTISTIC PROJECT. KetoCal is excited to be teaming up again with the Epilepsy Foundation to support the epilepsy community. KetoCal is excited to be teaming up again with the Epilepsy Foundation to support the epilepsy community. Did you know there are over 3.4 million people in the United States living with epilepsy? According to the latest estimates, about 0.6% of children aged 0-17 years have active epilepsy. Think of a school with 1,000 students – this means 6 of them have epilepsy. The Purple Pumpkin Project started in 2012 as a social med ..read more
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Time to go back to school! 4 Tips for Families on the Medical Ketogenic Diet to Make Going Back to School Easier! By Lindsey Thompson, Ph.D., RD, LD
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by KetoCal
2y ago
For families with a child on the medical ketogenic diet, starting the new school year can be a mix of emotions. Here are some useful tips to help get you through these upcoming weeks as school approaches. Tip 1: Meet with the teacher and staff at the school in person (or virtually, if necessary). It is so vital, especially if your child will be at a brand-new school this year, to make sure all of the staff members who are in contact with your child are aware of his or her special diet and restrictions. If your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP), you likely already have a meet ..read more
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KetoCal® 4:1 LQ Red, White, and Blue-sicle!
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by KetoCal
2y ago
By Chef Rachel Finn Summer wouldn’t be the same without popsicles. Firecracker-type popsicles were my favorite as a kid. Using Powerade® Zero as the base with a little KetoCal® 4:1 LQ makes this high ratio (fat bomb) and approximately 100 calories. For a brighter color, you can use a few drops of blue food coloring. Ratio: 4.8:1 Full batch (1 serving): Calories: 97; Fat 9.84 g; Protein 1.23 g; net Carbohydrate 0.82 g; Fiber 0.34 g Ingredients: 60 grams (1/4 cup): Powerade® Zero, Red 30 grams (2 Tablespoons): KetoCal® 4:1 LQ, vanilla or unflavored 15 grams (1 Tablespoon): Powerade® Zero, White ..read more
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Summer Traveling while on the Medical Ketogenic Diet
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by KetoCal
2y ago
Thank you for these helpful and timely tips, Robyn! Robyn Blackford, RDN, LDN ________________________________________ The beginning of summer is finally here! Are you considering a family trip this summer? Packing up your keto kid for a family trip may seem like a daunting task to accomplish. Whether you are traveling by air or car, here are a few ideas for you to consider as you plan your summer get-away: 1. Make a checklist. Think of all the things that you need to pack and things you need to do. Start this list several weeks before the planned trip. This will bring you much needed peace of ..read more
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A message from KetoCal regarding product safety
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by KetoCal
2y ago
Dear KetoCal community, You may see an article in your newsfeeds from Food Safety News that has the headline “Nutricia infant formula tests positive for Cronobacter in Australia”: https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2022/05/nutricia-infant-formula-tests-positive-for-Cronobacter/. The article is related to Australia and has no impact on the U.S. or Canada at all.  This is an isolated incident.  No products from the affected batch of KetoCal 3:1 had been shipped to the United States or Canada.  No other KetoCal 3:1 batches and no other KetoCal products are affected, including our liqui ..read more
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Keto-friendly Popsicle Recipe Ideas
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by Mallory Eastman
3y ago
Keto-friendly popsicles are a great summer treat and a great way to cool down and make sure your keto kid stays hydrated on hot days. They are also great for sick days when your child doesn’t feel like eating or drinking. Here are some recipe ideas to consider. As always, check with your keto medical team before trying any new recipes. Summer Snacks Make summer variations of your favorite KetoCal smoothie recipes by freezing them in popsicle molds! Chocolate Popsicles – Use our Chocolate Smoothie Recipe to make chocolatey popsicles! Berrysicles – Use our Blueberry, Raspberry, or Strawberry S ..read more
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Ask the Keto Dietitian Series: Dravet Syndrome
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by Mallory Eastman
3y ago
A Q&A with ketogenic dietitian Robyn Blackford, RDN, LDN. For more posts in our “Ask the Keto Dietitian” series, click here. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your work as a ketogenic dietitian? Hello! My name is Robyn Blackford and I am one of the ketogenic dietitians at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. I have been a full-time ketogenic dietitian in pediatrics for 15 years. Our center manages close to 300 patients on the medical ketogenic diet. I believe that the medical ketogenic diet has incredible possibilities and that all patients have a right to try the diet and ..read more
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KetoCal 3:1 Updates
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by Mallory Eastman
3y ago
Does your family use KetoCal 3:1 Powder? If so, we wanted to let you know about some minor changes coming soon. Rest assured that the upcoming changes to KetoCal 3:1 Powder are small and do not affect the 3:1 ketogenic ratio. Below are some questions that you might have and the answers to them. If you have any further questions about the changes to KetoCal 3:1, please feel free to contact our Nutrition Services team at 1-800-365-7354. If you have any questions about your prescribed intake of KetoCal 3:1 and how that may be affected by these changes, please reach out to your healthcare provide ..read more
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How to Make Keto-friendly Holiday Cookies
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by Mallory Eastman
3y ago
Many families enjoy baking and decorating cookies around the holidays. Your keto kid can join in the fun too with our KetoCal Almond Coconut Cookie recipe. As always, speak with your healthcare provider to ensure that this recipe is appropriate for your child’s diet. 4:1 recipe 3:1 recipe This is your keto-version of basic “sugar” cookies (sans sugar of course). As the name suggests, they are made using almond and coconut flour, but people often describe them as tasting like shortbread cookies. Below are some festive ways to decorate your keto cookies! Make Cookies in Festive Colors You can ..read more
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Kid-friendly Keto Recipe Ideas
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by Mallory Eastman
3y ago
Medical ketogenic diet chef, Rachel Finn, came up with these kid-friendly recipe ideas that your little ones will love. From chocolate donuts to pizza bites, these are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. As always, talk with your child’s healthcare provider to determine if these recipes are appropriate for your child. Chicken Nuggets (3:1 ratio) Watch recipe video View recipe Tater Tots (3:1 ratio) Watch recipe video View recipe Pizza Bites (4:1 ratio) Watch recipe video View recipe Chocolate Donuts (3:1 ratio) Watch recipe video View recipe   For more recipe ideas, v ..read more
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