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PKU gel

PKU gel™

A powdered protein substitute for the dietary management of Phenylketonuria. PKU gel is easily made up to a smooth semi‐solid consistency. Suitable from 6 months of age, this is a simple choice for weaning onto a second stage protein substitute.

PKU gel is a food for special medical purposes and must be used under medical supervision.

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Key Features
  • Available in 10g PE, pre‐measured sachets
  • Contains a full range of micronutrients and is available in a choice of flavours
  • Ideal consistency – similar to other foods being introduced at this time
  • Mirrors the weaning process – helps reduce reliance on a bottle1
  • Given off the spoon – keeping parents in control at this vital time
  • Low volume – encouraging good feeding behaviour1

1. MacDonald A, Evans S, Cochrane B, Wildgoose J. Weaning infants with phenylketonuria: a review. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics. 2012;25(2):103-10

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PKU gel case study

Starting Solids and Introducing a Second Stage Protein Substitute (PKU gel™)



Prof. Anita MacDonald, Consultant Dietitian in Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Birmingham Children’s Hospital


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