Using expedited 10g protein counter (EP-10) for meal planning

Lim, Su Lin (2012) Using expedited 10g protein counter (EP-10) for meal planning. Journal of Renal Nutrition, 22(6), e55-e56.

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Precise protein quantification and recommendation is essential in clinical dietetics, particularly in the management of individuals with chronic kidney disease, malnutrition, burns, wounds, pressure ulcers, and those in active sports.

The Expedited 10g Protein Counter (EP-10) was developed to simplify the quantification of dietary protein for assessment and recommendation of protein intake.1 Instead of using separate protein exchanges for different food groups to quantify the dietary protein intake of an individual, every exchange in the EP-10 accounts for an exchange each of 3g non-protein-rich food and 7g protein-rich food (Table 1). The EP-10 was recently validated and published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition recently.1 This study demonstrated that using the EP-10 for dietary protein intake quantification had clinically acceptable validity and reliability when compared with the conventional 7g protein exchange while requiring less time.2 In clinical practice, the use of efficient, accurate and practical methods to facilitate assessment and treatment plans is important. The EP-10 can be easily implemented in the nutrition assessment and recommendation for a patient in the clinical setting.

This patient education tool was adapted from materials printed in the Journal of Renal Nutrition.1 The tool may be used as presented or adapted to assist patients to achieve their recommended daily protein intake.

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ID Code: 54395
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: EP-10, Protein Counter, Meal Planning, Diet Assessment, Protein Intake, Nutritional Assessment, Protein Exchange
DOI: 10.1053/j.jrn.2012.04.007
ISSN: 1532-8503
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NUTRITION AND DIETETICS (111100)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier Inc.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Renal Nutrition. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Renal Nutrition, [VOL 22, ISSUE 6, (2012)] DOI:
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2012 23:19
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 03:36

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