Enrollment Details

Live Launch Enrollment is Closed

Enroll in Kidney Stone Nutrition School ANYTIME to access online lessons, meal plans, worksheets and recipes.

Live chats are only available if you sign up during a live launch.

Want live calls with Melanie? Make sure to join my e-mail list so you don't miss the next live launch!

About Kidney Stone Nutrition School

For People with Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stones

Are you confused about what to eat for kidney stone prevention? Are you tired of sorting through endless lists of foods you "should" and "shouldn't" eat?

You are in the right place. It doesn't need to be that complicated.

Kidney Stone Nutrition School will help you understand how to eat based on your lab results and other health conditions. So, you can feel confident in your food choices.

Each week for 6 weeks, get access to pre-recorded video lessons to learn at your own pace, as well as worksheets, handouts, meal plans and recipes. If you sign up during a live launch, you'll even be able to join weekly groups calls with Melanie to ask questions.

Get everything you need to learn all about nutrition and calcium oxalate kidney stones and start eating healthier immediately!

What Is Included?

  • 6 Weeks of Content

    Access to the 6 week course with pre-recorded videos to walk you through everything from the science of nutrition and kidney stones, understanding your lab results, and how to plan and prepare a healthy meal!

  • Live Chats with Melanie

    Weekly live chats with Melanie throughout the 6 week program. Ask questions and learn from other students.

    Only included if you enroll during a LIVE launch.

  • Meal Plans

    Example meal plan for each week to help you understand how to build a healthy menu for calcium oxalate kidney stones!

  • Worksheets & Handouts

    Worksheets and handouts are included with each week to help you learn and implement your new knowledge.

  • Recipes

    Recipes are included with meal plans so you can start cooking right away!

  • Lifetime Access

    As a founding student to Kidney Stone Nutrition School, you'll have access for as long as the course is in existence. Stay up to date each time the course is updated!

Meet Your Teacher

Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

Melanie Betz is a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years of experience. She is board certified in kidney nutrition, has a Master's degree in clinical nutrition and is passionate about kidney health and, most importantly, food and eating!

Melanie spends most of her time working with kidney patients at the University of Chicago. She created this course to share science-based information about nutrition and kidney stones with the world!

More About Melanie & The Kidney Dietitian

Course Outline

  • 1

    Week 1: The Science of Kidney Stones & Understanding Your Lab Results

    • Welcome!

    • All About Stones

    • Urine Chemistry Lesson

    • 24 Hour Urine Collections

    • Important Blood Tests to Know

    • Homework: My Urine Risk Factors Worksheet

    • Week 1 Meal Plan & Recipes

    • Week 1 Call Notes

  • 2

    Week 2: Nutrition & Kidney Stones

    • Translating Urine Risk Factors to Nutrition

    • Translating Urine Risk Factors to Nutrition Cheat Sheet

    • Homework: My Nutrition Goals Worksheet

    • Homework: What Am I Eating Now? Worksheet

    • Fluid

    • Sodium

    • Calcium

    • Protein

    • Added Sugar

    • Fruits & Veggies

    • Oxalate

    • Other Nutrition Factors

    • Summary

    • Week 2 Meal Plan & Recipes

  • 3

    Week 3: How To Meal Plan & Eat At Restaurants

    • MyPlate

    • Meal Planning 101

    • Nutrition Labels & Tracking

    • Snacking

    • Favorite Meal Ideas

    • Restaurants & On-the-Go Meals

    • Kidney Stone Grocery List

    • Homework: Meal Planning Worksheet

    • Week 3 Meal Plan & Recipes

  • 4

    Week 4: Kidney Stone Culinary School

    • Recipe Modifications & Substitutions

    • How to Add Flavor without Salt

    • Add Calcium

    • Sneak in Produce

    • Try New Cooking Methods

    • Sweets & Desserts

    • Cooking For More Than One

    • Goat Cheese Cauliflower Cakes Demo

    • Spicy Shrimp Spaghetti Demo

    • Chicken Kabobs & Tzatziki Demo

    • Homework: Modify Some Recipes!

    • Week 4 Meal Plan & Recipes

  • 5

    Week 5: Healthy Eating for Other Health Conditions with Kidney Stones

    • Diabetes

    • Heart Health & High Cholesterol

    • Chronic Kidney Disease

    • Healthy Weight for YOU

    • Bariatric & Bowel Surgery

    • Vegetarian & Vegan Eating

    • Week 5 Meal Plan & Recipes

  • 6

    Week 6: How to Get Started - Motivation & Goal Setting

    • Where Do I Start!?

    • Goal Setting

    • Your Motivation

    • Healthy Relationship with Food

    • Thank You!

    • Homework: Goal Setting Worksheet

    • Week 6 Meal Plan & Recipes

Kidney Stone Nutrition School is for educational purposes only. Students will not be provided Medical Nutrition Therapy, or individualized nutrition recommendations. Kidney Stone Nutrition School should not be used in place of, or to delay, consulting a medical professional.