Test diet - gelatine free
This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.
To avoid foods high in gelatine.
Strictly eliminates foods and beverages containing meat, poultry, fish and gelatine and their products.
This is a test diet for hydroxyproline studies (investigation of Paget’s disease).
May not be nutritionally adequate unless fortified foods (e.g. cereals) are used to provide adequate iron and zinc.
The test diet is usually required for three days prior to the test and during the test period.
Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.
Specific menu planning guidelines
|Hot main dishes||Dishes specially prepared for vegetarians based on beans, peas, tofu, textured vegetable protein (TVP), lentils, nuts, milk, cheese and eggs||Any dishes containing meat, poultry or fish|
|Sauces, gravies||Sauces without meat fats or juices; butter acceptable||Stocks and gravies made with meat or animal products|
|Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice||All||-|
|Soups||Vegetables soups made without animal-based stocks||Soups prepared with meat, poultry or fish|
|Sandwiches||All others||All meat, poultry and fish|
|Salads, dressings||All others||All meat, poultry and fish|
|Breads, cereals||All breads, cereals, pasta and noodles||-|
|Spreads||Jam, peanut butter, Vegemite™, margarine, butter, honey||Meat and fish spreads|
|Hot breakfast choices||Eggs, baked beans in tomato sauce, mushrooms, tomatoes, spaghetti in tomato or cheese sauce, creamed corn|
Meat (e.g. bacon)
Baked beans in ham sauce
|Fruit||All fruits, fresh or canned||Jellied fruit (if made with gelatine)|
|Yoghurt||All yoghurts without gelatine||Yoghurts containing gelatine|
Fresh and canned fruit
Jellied fruit prepared with agar or vegetable gums
|Desserts containing gelatine|
|Milk and cheese||All||-|
|Beverages||Milk, juices, soft drinks, cordial, tea, coffee||-|
Nuts and seeds
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- Posma, FD, Groenwold H, Kluft O, Tuynman FHB. Reference values and analytical performance of the hyroxyproline / creatine ratio in early morning urine samples. J Clin Chem Clin Biochem 1981;19:209-12.