Newsletter

The KetoGator Connection Newsletter was started in 1998 to increase communication about ketogenic therapy to all of the patients and their families in the University of Florida Ketogenic Therapy Research Program. Many caregivers have similar questions that other caregivers have, and they have a multitude of ideas and experiences that they can share with others. The goal of the newsletter is to inform caregivers about ketogenic therapy and tools for success while providing a sense of connectivity and community amongst other caregivers, the clinic staff, and with the KetoGators writing the newsletter.

Our Newsletters are published in a quarterly fashion and are filled with articles and activities that will entertain, inform, and educate the caregivers. Each newsletter provides different articles including specific topics on ketogenic therapy, new recipes, a KetoKid series, recipes, and artwork activities. There are many useful resources in the newsletter such as advice from caregivers with children on the therapy and information about different foods in the diet.

We have provided links to all the Newsletters published to date and hope that you find it as a resource. Please note that older versions of the newsletter are present as a resource, but given the nature of science, noncurrent newsletters may have noncurrent, and no longer correct, information. If you have any questions or comments about the newsletter or if there are specific topics you would like to see in our next issue, please feel free to contact your KetoBuddy or e-mail the KetoGator team at:

if-svc-investigators@ifas.ufl.edu.

Table of Contents

- Christina's Corner : Introduction to the Newsletter and Ketogenic Therapy
- Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Introducing the KetoGator Family
- Shands Hospital Ketogenic Therapy Program
- General Length and Stay and the Effectiveness of Ketogenic Therapy
- Shands Hospital Ketogenic Therapy Team
- Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: Introduction
- Tips of the Month: Creative Ideas for Food Administration
- Keto and Keti Kids Chat: Importance of Ketogenic Diet
- Special Recipes: Quiche
-Christina's Corner: History of the Ketogenic Therapy
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Stress Management
-KetoGator Club Volunteers
-Shands Hospital Ketogenic Therapy Team: Interview with Dietitian
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy:
    Parent Discussions
-Tips of the Month: Creative Ideas for Food Administration
-Special Recipes: Peanut Butter Cream
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat: KetoGator Clinics
-Questions/Advice from Readers: "Cheating" on the Diet
-Get to know your KetoGator Team: Interview with the Physician
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Do Diet Soft Drinks Contain
    Carbohydrates?
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: What to do
    When Your Child Gets Sick
-Tips of the Month: Creative Ideas for Good Communication
-Special Recipes: Egg Pancake
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: Medication for the Flu Season
-Get to know the Shands Hospital Ketogenic Therapy Team: Nurse
    Practitioner
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy:
    Carbohydrate Content in Foods and New Information In Ketogenic Diet
-Tips of the Month: Creative Ideas for the Winter and Holiday Seasons
-Special Recipes: Pumpkin Custard
-Keto and Keti want a pen pal!
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat

-Christina's Corner: Mealtime tips
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: General Tips for Meal Preparation
-Get to Know Dr. Carney!
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: Ketomania
-Special Recipes: Keto Bread
-KetoGator Staff Spotlight
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: Defining Success in Keto Program
-Find Out More About Dr. Kohrman
-KetoGator Staff Spotlight
-Caregiver's Tips at the Library
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: The Keto Kid-
     A Story of Love and Perseverance
-Special Recipes: Cheese Soup
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: KetoGator Picnic
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Food Extracts
-Todd Benjamin Parrish, A Wonderful Story!
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy:
    Carbohydrates in Medicine
-Special Recipes: Grilled Breast of Chicken Macadamia
-Christina's Corner: Seizure Control
-A New Addition to the Ketogenic Therapy Team: Christie Snively
-Aspartame Increases Seizures: Fact or Anecdotal?
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: Accuracy in
    Recipes
-Special Recipes: Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat

-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Making It Work on the Road and at
     Home
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: A Review of
     Helpful Websites
-Special Recipes: Bavarian Cream
-KetoGator Staff Spotlight
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: When to Leave the Ketogenic Therapy
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Caring for Your Sick Child
-Refreshing Summer Treats: Slushies and Ice Pops
-Special KetoGator Recipe: Keri's Garden Quiche
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: Parent
     Resources
- Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: Supplementing the Ketogenic Therapy
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Caregivers Share Their Experiences
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: Families
     Educating Children
-Special Recipes: Cheesecake Birthday Cake
-A Letter to Your Childs Teacher
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: Creativity in Meals
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints for the Winter Holidays
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: National
     Epilepsy Month
-pecial Recipes: Thanksgiving Custard
-KetoBuddy Program
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Keto Diet Goes To Alaska: A Family Trip

-Christina's Corner: Gastrointestinal Issues
-Creating Your Own Meals
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Foods for Your Child's Taste
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: Ketogenic
     Therapy Internet Resources
-Special Recipes: Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: Side Effects and Importance of Monitoring
     Patients On Ketogenic Therapy
-The KetoGator Club
-What is Tube Feeding?
-Tips for Summer Travel
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Eating Foods Similar to
    Your Family
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy:
    Knowing Where to Find the Correct Information
-How to Make KetoGator Nog or Ketogenic Eggnog Jell-O
-Special Recipes: Tacos
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Important Factor: Patience
-In the News: Seizure Response Canines
-Relating to Kids
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Summertime Activities
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: Finding
     Support Online
-Special Recipes: Peanut Butter Cookies
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: Blood Draw and Analysis
-Exploring the Web for Information about Lab Tests
-KetoGator Club: Medication Scores
-Holiday Food
-Holiday Feast Ideas: Roasted Chicken Breast with Keto Cranberry Sauce,
     Salmon with Orange Cream Delight, and Diet Soda/Flavored Tea
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat

-Christina's Corner: Gastrointestinal Issues
-Creating Your Own Meals
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Foods for Your Child's Taste
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: Ketogenic
     Therapy Internet Resources
-Special Recipes: Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: Side Effects and Importance of Monitoring
     Patients On Ketogenic Therapy
-The KetoGator Club
-What is Tube Feeding?
-Tips for Summer Travel
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Eating Foods Similar to
    Your Family
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy:
    Knowing Where to Find the Correct Information
-How to Make KetoGator Nog or Ketogenic Eggnog Jell-O
-Special Recipes: Tacos
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Important Factor: Patience
-In the News: Seizure Response Canines
-Relating to Kids
-Caregiver's Tips and Helpful Hints: Summertime Activities
-Exploring the Web for Information about Ketogenic Therapy: Finding
     Support Online
-Special Recipes: Peanut Butter Cookies
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: Blood Draw and Analysis
-Exploring the Web for Information about Lab Tests
-KetoGator Club: Medication Scores
-Holiday Food
-Holiday Feast Ideas: Roasted Chicken Breast with Keto Cranberry Sauce,
     Salmon with Orange Cream Delight, and Diet Soda/Flavored Tea
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat

-Christina's Corner: Carbohydrates
-A Letter from a Parent: Calculating Meals Makes Ketogenic Therapy
     Easier for the Family
-Dalton's Favorite Chocolate Mousse
-Keto & Keti Food Tip: Hiding Fat
-Introducing Tofu
-Keto Stir Fry
-Do You Want to Calculate Your Own Ketogenic Meals
-Special Recipes: Keto Waffles with Strawberries & Leita's Coconut
     Fruit Muffins
-Keto and Keti Kids Chat
-Christina's Corner: Ketogenic Therapy Ratio and Initiation onto
    Therapy
-Yahoo! Ketogenic Diet Support Group
-Pork Rinds: The KetoCrunch!
-Toddler Friendly Meals: Peanut Butter Cheesecake, Cottage Cheese
    Casserole, &Cream Cheese Chocolate Balls
-Special Recipes: Adora's Jelly Beans
-Christina's Corner: Incorporating Fruit and Vegetables Into the
     Ketogenic Ratio
-KetoCal- The All-in-one Formula
-Pork Rinds: The KetoCrunch!
-Back to School Tips
-Beat the Heat: Staying Hydrated During the Summer
-Vacation Travel Tips
-Special Recipes: Curry Chicken with Vegetables & Keto Philadelphia
     "Sushi" Rolls
-Christina's Corner: Keeping a Consistent Feeding Schedule
-Dysphagia
-Taking a Stroll
-Holidays with the Ketogenic Diet
-Holiday Fun without Food
-"Ketoween"-Halloween with the Ketogenic Diet
-Coping with the Winter
-Special Recipes: Keto Pumpkin Custard

-Christina's Corner: Importance of Supplementing with Vitamins and
     Minerals
-Splenda-No Calorie Sweetener
-Preparing for Clinic Visits
-Back Exercises
-Tips from a Keto Mom
-Special Recipes: Garlic Shrimp with Green Beans and Mushrooms
    & Mushroom Alfredo Soup
-Christina's Corner: Importance of Fat in Your Diet
-Good vs. Bad Cholesterol
-KetoGator Meal Day
-Seasonal Allergies
-Ghee- an Alternative to Butter
-Special Recipes: Ham, Spinach, and Cottage Cheese Casserole,
     Bologna Roll-ups, & Butter Pecan Ice Cream Snack
-"Being Big Brother" Poem
-Christina's Corner: Difference Between Atkin's Diet and
     Ketogenic Diet
-Making Meals Just Got Easier
-KetoCal- the-All-in-One-Formula is Back
-New Drug Database Analyzes the Carbohydrate Content in
     Medications
-KetoStix
-Low Carb Foods Found in a Store Near You
-Special Low Carbohydrate Recipes: Pasta and Bits of Bacon,
     Egg and Cornflake Breakfast, Turkey Salad with Doritos on the Side
-Christina's Corner: Welcome Our Dietitian,
     Kelly Winger -Adding "CRUNCH" to Keto Meals -Importance of Labs -Sibling Relationships -Recipes with Crunch: Keto Ice Cream with Cracklin'
    Keto Syrup Snack, Summertime Ants-on-a-Log Snack, & Wintertime
    Ants-on-a-Log Snack -Ketogenic Siblings Series

-Kelly and Christina's Corner: What To Do When your Child Is Sick
-A-B-C's of Ketogenic Therapy (Part 1 of 3): Acidosis, Beta-hydroxybutyrate,
     Clinic, Dietitian, Edible, Fat, Groceries, Hunger, & Initiation
-Chew on This!
-Neutra Phos K Now Online
-Oral Care Tips for Tube-Fed Children
-Special Recipes: Valentine's Day Fruit Cookies, Garlic Shrimp with
    Asparagus, Olive Alfredo Soup, Ham and Sweet Peas Casserole, &
    Barrett's Butter Lollipops
-Kelly Talks Keto: Tips on Ketogenic Meal Ideas
-A-B-C's of Ketogenic Therapy (Part 2 of 3): Jell-O, Ketones, Labs,
     Meal Equivalents, Newsletter, Oil, Preparation, Questions
-Necta-Sweet Saccharin Tablets
-KetoGators go to ASPEN
-Interview with Natasha Armstrong- Sister to a Patient on Ketogenic
     Therapy
-Ketogenic Therapy Around the World
-Fun Summer Meals: Bacon and Strawberries, Bacon and Peaches, Hotdog
     and Applesauce, & Hamburger and Sweet Peas
-Kelly Talks Keto: Creating Your Own Meals and Changes to the
     Ketogenic Therapy Program
-A-B-C's of Ketogenic Therapy (Part 3 of 3): Specific Gravity, Traveling,
     Urine, VNS, & World Wide Web
-Benecalorie
-Kudos for Udo's Oil: Is It Right for You
-New Low-Carb Potatoes
-Potato Meals: Baked Potato, Potato Salad, Grilled Chicken with
     Herb Potatoes, & Au Gratin Potatoes
-"Thanks"- Poem to a Mom
-Keto-Smiles: Seizure Medication and Oral Care
-Toddlers, Teething and KT
-Questions at Clinic: New Seizure Questionnaire
-Recipes: Pumpkin Pancakes and Bacon
-Caitlin's Recipes: Penguin Snack, Cauliflower Cheese Soup, Eggplant
    Parmesan, Zucchini Quiche, Cashew Chicken, Beef and Stuffed
    Mushrooms, Hamburger and French Fries, & Crème Brule
-"The Most Important Ingredient" Poem

-Talk Keto and Kelly and Crystal: The Importance of Record Keeping
-What Exactly are Ketones?
-Every Little Bit Counts
-An Even Exchange?
-Meal Day!
-Recipes: Chicken Wrap with Mango Smoothie, Meat Chili, Cajun
    Peppercorn Beef, Chicken and Watermelon Salad, & Caitlin's Spinach
    Artichoke Dip and Carrots
-"No, My Brother is the Bestest" Poem
-A Note from Dr. Carney
-Talk Keto and Kelly and Crystal: Drink Up!
-Summer Camps
-Ashley's Mystery
-Vitamins: Become an Expert
-Cookie Meal Day
-Meal Day Recipes: Sugar Cookie with Lemon-Flavored Frosting &
    Peanut Butter Cookies
-Talk Keto and Kelly and Crystal: Are all fats created equal?
-Parents' Listserv
-How to Search PubMed
-Teachers Talk
-Time for Hurricane Preparedness
-To Chew or Not to Chew: The Therapeutic Use of a Chew Bag
-Oral Health: Q & A
-Recipes: Almond Flour Muffins, Chocolate Brownies, Vanilla Pancakes
-New Clinic is Here!
-Seizure Graphs
-Calling All Keto Parents: A Letter from A Parent
-Fiber
-Birthday Cake Recipes-: Chocolate and Vanilla

-Letter from the Dietitian: To Sweeten or Not to Sweeten?
-Why Fasting Labs?
-Keto-Friendly Solution to Allergy and Sinus Problems
-Calling All Diet Recalls!
-Meal Ideas from Keto Listserv: "Mix it up!" Fried Breakfast,
     "Oooo lala!" Keto Quiche, "You can eat pizza ANYTIME!" Keto Salami
     Bites, & "Yum for yogurt!" Keto Yogurt Delight
-Kelly and Crystal's Corner: Constipation
-Getting to Know Dr. Andrade
-Tips for Easy Keto-Travels
-Multistix and More!
-Summer Fun
-Barrett's Favorite Meal: Peanut Butter Crepes
-Meal Recipes: That's What I Call Spaghetti, Tasty Garlic Chicken,
     & Almond Coconut Macaroons
-Fatty Acids: What's in your Keto Meal?
-Adding Spices to Meals
-Carbohydrate Content in Non- AED Medications
-Pharmacy Corner
-Recipes: Crab Avocado Bisque, Chicken Veggie Stir Fry, & Peanut
     Butter Cheesecake
-Keto Kid Series: Suzanne
-Talk Keto with Kelly: Staying Hydrated and Information on Dehydration
-Festive Ideas for the Winter Season
-A Keto Friendly Thanksgiving with Recipes: Pumpkin Soup, Cranberry
    Coulis Delight, Pumpkin Pancakes, & Pumpkin Cheesecake
-Helpful Hints on Taking Diet Recalls
-Who's the Best? Grocery Store Rankings
-Keto Kid Series: Jorge

-Preliminary Findings from Our GCRC Study
-Food Database
-Meal Day
-Gainesville Getaways
-Companion Dogs
-Keto Kid Series: Brittany
-KetoGators at EB 2008
-Diet recalls: An Important Part of Your Child's Care
-Walgreens home care
-Gainesville Getaways
-Summer bliss
-Nina's success Story
-Keto Kid Series: Dani
-Gastrostomy tube
-KetoGator meal day
-Athletic Endeavors
-Alternative therapies
-E.S.E. near you
-Keto kid series: Samantha
-Family Discussion About the Ketogenic Diet
-Scientific Corner: Healthy Fatty Acid Profile
-Holiday Recipes: Holiday Cookies, Keto-Chocolate Almond Bar, Turkey
    and Pumpkin Mash, Keto Eggnog, Chicken and Pumpkin Soup,
    & Holiday Dinner
-Back Orders & Neutral-Phos-K
-Winter Arts and Crafts
-Keto Kid Series: Joey

-Updates to the informed consent
-Lab Additions To Our New Study
-KetoGator Meal Day Fall 2008
-A Closer Look into Food Database
-The Importance of Supplements
-Keto Kid Series: Ellie
-Our support Network- ketobuddies
-Tips and Reminders for Surgery
-Cinema Corner
-Summer Treats: Cheeseburger with Strawberries and Cream Meal,
     Hormel Pepperoni Chips and Queso Dip, & Strawberries and Cream
     Popsicles
-Keto Kid Series: Jake
-Changes to the Study
-What We Do with Clinic Data: Anthropometrics
-Back to School Recipes: Pepperoni Pizza with Cream Soda Meal,
    Turkey Wrap with Chocolate Milk, Jell-O with Cheese Snack, & Carrots
    and Dip with Strawberries and Cream Meal
-Alexandra's Kitchen Tips
-Keto Kool-Aid
-Rainy Day Activities
-Keto Kid Series: Shayna
-What We Do With Your Clinic Data: Diet Prescription
-Holiday Activities
-Wonderful Winter Treats: Holiday Meringue Cookies & Milk,
    Almond Coconut Macaroons, Almond Pound Cake, Chocolate Fudge
    Cake, & Pumpkin Soup
-Introducing Our New Dietitian: Mrs. Jean Michelson
-Holiday Crafts: Reindeer Ornament, Snowman Pin or Magnet,
    & Valentine's Day Card
-Keto Kid Series: A.J.

-What We Do With Your Clinic Data: Medication Scores
-Spring Time Recipes: Strawberry Jell-O Meal, chicken Sandwich with
     Berries and Chocolate Milk Meal, & Corn, Avocado, and
     Tomato Salad Meal
-Daily Diaries
-Spring Flings & Family Activities
-Patient Spotlight: Betsy Kendall
-Keto Kid Series: Peter

 

 

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