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What is PKU cooler?

PKU cooler is a concentrated, ready-to-drink formula which is available in three pack sizes:

  • PKU cooler10 contains the equivalent of 10 grams of protein
  • PKU cooler15 contains the equivalent of 15 grams of protein
  • PKU cooler20 contains the equivalent of 20 grams of protein

All pack sizes contain vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 to help meet nutritional needs.

Who is PKU cooler for?

PKU cooler is for children and adults with PKU. It is suitable from 3 years of age onwards and can be taken from childhood through adulthood, including pregnancy. Therefore, there’s no need to switch products again. Your dietitian can recommend the best time to start PKU cooler.

What are the benefits of using PKU cooler?

PKU cooler meets nutritional needs in older children and adults and can replace the second stage formula, such as PKU gel. PKU cooler contains more protein in less volume to make taking the full amount each day easier. A ready-to-drink formula like PKU cooler can easily be taken by young children to encourage independence and is a convenient option for older children and adults with a busy lifestyle.

How many PKU coolers will I need to take?

The amount of PKU cooler needed will depend on a variety of factors including age and weight. Initially, the amount needed may only be small but it will increase with age to support growth. Your dietitian will advise exactly how much PKU cooler will be needed each day.

How do I use PKU cooler?

PKU cooler is easy to use! Simply…

  1. Shake the pouch with the cap still on to mix the contents.
  2. Take off the cap and drink directly from the pouch.
  3. Drink water or permitted beverage after taking  PKU cooler.

What flavor is PKU cooler?

PKU cooler is available in white, orange, purple and red, known as PKU cooler colors. Each color contains a blend of different flavors.

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PKU Food Balance Game

PKU Food Balance Game – An interactive game to engage children with PKU in learning about food choices on phenylalanine (Phe) or protein restricted diets.

PKU food balance game
PKU food balance game

PKU cooler is a medical food intended for use under medical supervision.


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