By Reed Mangels, PhD, RD
Kate Farms has developed plant-based products that can be used by children age 1-13 years who are receiving tube feedings. These formulas are designed to be either the sole source of nutrients or to be used as supplemental feedings. They can also be used as oral feedings. They are based on organic pea protein, organic coconut oil, sunflower oil, organic flax oil, organic brown rice syrup solids, and organic agave syrup. The products are fortified with vitamins and minerals, are certified gluten-free, and do not contain artificial flavors or the most common allergens. These formulas are vanilla-flavored and are available at concentrations of 1.2 calories per milliliter and 1.5 calories per milliliter. According to Kate Farms Customer Service, products are vegan. For more information go to www.katefarms.com. Products are available through national distributors, durable medical equipment and home infusion companies. Always consult with your medical professionals before using this type of product or making any changes to a prescribed enteral (tube-feeding) formula.
Also see: https://www.vrg.org/seniors/#meal
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