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Spooktacular Halloween Dinner Ideas

Brenda Winarski has cooked up a Halloween Feast! If you’re looking for more ideas, check out Cook for Love’s Halloween Ideas on Pinterest. Bloody Bones Preheat oven to 425 degrees and prepare Cook For Love Pizza Dough Roll out 50g  dough into a 14 inch log and knot each end….


Well, We Need a New Baking Mix Plan

As you may have heard, Nutricia has announced that they will unfortunately no longer be able to distribute Wel-Plan, a baking mix many of us have relied on for a long time. Nearly all of the baking recipes in Virginia Schuett’s cookbooks use it, as do many other recipes you’ve…


Disaster Preparedness and PKU

As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast of the U.S., and we remember the events of September 11, 2001, it’s worth reviewing how to be prepared for crisis situations so that we can manage PKU or other disorders at these times. While we’re trying to keep our families safe, and…


Back to School With PKU!

August means back to school! Fresh new pencils, markers, and paper! For parents of kids with PKU there is also worry: Will the school staff understand? Will they help my child adhere to the diet? Will the other kids make fun of my child for being different? Individuals with PKU…


Cook for Love Packs the House at the NPKUA Conference

Brenda Winiarski, founder and chef of Cook For Love, and Michelle Hobbs, National PKU News board member, had more than 80 people at their Phlexi-Phe Meal Planning session at the NPKUA conference on July 7th. Participants got to see (and taste!) several delicious Cook For Love recipes, including: Kentucky Fried…


A new video highlights the need for Medical Nutrition Coverage for PKU

PKU News and the National PKU Alliance are pleased to release a video produced by PKU Advocate Kevin Alexander that highlights the reasons we need to pass the Medical Nutrition Equity Act. Please share this video and message with your friends, family, and most importantly, your legislators. If you or…



ALDI’s Little Journey Joins the Partnership For PKU!

Thanks to the efforts of community members (just like you!) ALDI, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the U.S., has joined the Partnership for PKU, providing us with values for their entire Little Journey baby food line, including formulas. This wouldn’t have happened without a HowMuchPhe.org user who took the initiative to reach…


Cooked Versus Raw

By Cook For Love’s BRENDA WINIARSKI As we all know, calculating the phe & protein in your food is a pain. At first, it’s relatively easy: look up a food, weigh or measure it, and calculate the phe. But once you start cooking–for a child with PKU or for yourself —…


Recounting PKU: A Living History Project for Adults with PKU

PKU News is pleased to announce the founding of RECOUNTING PKU, a living history project for adults with PKU. We invite anyone 18 and older with PKU to join us and share their experiences—the good, the bad, and the ugly—of living with PKU. PKU is strongly associated with children for several reasons: newborn…