(Ketogenic) Diets for Epilepsy and Neurological Disorder

A personal campaign sponsored by Christina Bergqvist

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The ketogenic diet team at CHOP needs your help!!!

Dear friends of dietary therapies at CHOP,

I am so proud of what you have accomplished with us this year. The cooking classes have become a great success, and are now regularly scheduled every other month. Our research team has developed close to 100 recipes to keep the diets delicious. Many are now available on our website. Please speak to our RDs at the next visit about how your child can try some of them. Our achievements include; working towards a cookbook and CHOPs own dietary therapy book, both are underway. Presentation of three papers at the international meetings in Banff, Canada.  We presented on our use of KD in infants, the impact of the kitchen, and use of the KD with diabetes. We are the only center in the country with a dedicated ketogenic diet teaching kitchen.  Our two years of experience support our belief that it should be “standard of care”.  We have even more exciting news! The hospital has agreed to support our chef as a medical chef educator. She will be working with us on a full time basis beginning in the spring, if all goes well.  None of the above would have been possible without the support of your generous donations. Will you please help us again?  The kitchen was built with your donations ranging from $5-$20,000.  No donation is too small. Remember to check if your employer will match your contribution, CHOP is a non-profit organization. Below are some of the projects we need your support for in the upcoming year. You may donate to the program as a whole or support one of the specific projects mentioned below. To speak to our development office, contact Executive Director of Development Mr. William J. Green greenwj@email.chop.edu

KETOGENIC DIET PROGRAM WISH LIST

Ketogenic Kitchen

 

Amount

 

Cabinets for storage

$10,000

 

Outpatient cooking classes

$2,000

 

Culinary students

$3,000

 

Videos of recipes

$5,000

Books, manuals

 

 

 

Update manual with free copy for our patients

$5,000

 

KD manual translation into Spanish

$3,000

Computer program

Keto meal calculation program, development, licensing. First year.

$14, 000

Support groups

 

 

 

Support groups with childcare

$3,000

Party

 

 

 

Yearly party for our families and children 160 pt

$3,000

Studies

 

 

 

QOL and dietary therapies, study instruments

$3,000

 

QOL and dietary therapies work study student

$5,000

 

Education and school nurses/ work study

$3,000

Program

Coordinator to assist with scheduling and organization and studies / year

$45,000

 

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