DaVita and Frank Bonanno Announce Food Education Partnership

DENVER — DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services has announced an innovative partnership with well-known Denver chef, Frank Bonanno. 

The partnership includes an online video series on food preparation for kidney care patients and the community and DaVita as the exclusive health care sponsor of Bonanno’s PBS television series, Chef Driven.

Frank Bonanno is the culinary mind behind nine of Denver’s finest dining and drinking establishments. The restaurant group shares the passion for amazing food, thoughtful service, and for making every meal a special one.  Frank is also the author of the Mizuna cookbook, the Luca icookbook and the host of Chef Driven on PBS.

Chef Driven, produced by Left of Frame Pictures, takes you across the mountain landscape with Chef Frank Bonanno as he visits the farmers, ranchers, brewers, and bakers who share his connection to the Colorado soil and his spirit of artisanship.

DaVita Kidney Care is committed to improving the quality of life for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) through diet, nutrition and education. Recipes and kidney-friendly diet tips can also be found on the DaVita® Kidney Diet Tips blog and on Pinterest.

Those with kidney disease can take advantage of DaVita Diet Helper –– an easy-to-use meal planning tool that tracks phosphorus, potassium and sodium levels. It also features more than 1,000 recipes that are kidney-and diabetes-friendly.

More than 31 million Americans have kidney disease, which can progress to end stage renal disease. Most are unaware of their condition, as the disease is often symptomless until its late stages. Individuals at higher risk for kidney disease include those with diabetes or hypertension, as well as adults age 65 and older, African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans.

About DaVita Kidney Care

DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations throughout the United States and abroad. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of June 30, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,293 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 185,000 patients. The company also operated 127 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company’s leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu. For more information, please visit DaVita.com. 

About Bonanno Concepts

Bonanno Concepts is a chef driven restaurant group dedicated to satisfying meals, outstanding service, education and community; Frank Bonanno is the chef at the helm of the group. Daily inspired by the beauty of Denver and the bounty of the Front Range, Frank strives to cultivate relationships with farmers, growers, and craftsmen in order to bring his guests the freshest, the finest and the best. Chef Driven is Frank’s way of sharing his discoveries with you. 

The videos can be viewed here:

DaVita Eats: Grilling with Frank Bonanno
DaVita Eats: Salmon with Frank Bonanno
DaVita Eats: Oven Baked Chicken with Frank Bonanno
DaVita Eats: Slow Cooker Braised Short Ribs with Frank Bonanno
DaVita Eats: Flank Steak With Frank Bonanno

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