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Tolerance and Adherence to Home Enteral Nutrition Therapy based on Formula Category: Conventional versus Plant-based versus Blenderized1

Authors: Jamie Haselhorst, RDN, LD, CNSC2; Rebecca Brown, RDN, CNSC3; Erika Ryan, DCN, MS, RD, CDN4; Anne Brettschneider, RD5; Jacqueline Carder, MS, RD/LD, CNSC6; Zoe Sharplin, RDN7; Katie Geiger, MS, RDN8

Abstract presented at The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) 2023 Nutrition Science & Practice Conference and published in the supplement of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN).

Summary: This retrospective review assessed the prevalence of formula changes for adult patients receiving home EN therapy from a home infusion company. The cohort of 2770 patients were divided into three groups dependent on the baseline formula category they were receiving: conventional formula, plant-based formula, or blenderized formula group. The conventional formula group had overall more formula switches and switches due to intolerance in comparison to the plant-based and blenderized formula groups.

Key Takeaways:

  • Homecare infusion RDN monitoring aids in successful compliance with home EN regimen.

  • Patients receiving conventional formula had more overall formula changes and changes due to intolerance in comparison to those patients receiving plant-based or blenderized formula.


1. Haselhorst J, Brown R, Ryan E, Brettschneider A, Carder J, Sharplin Z, Geiger K. P30 ‐ Tolerance and Adherence to Home Enteral Nutrition Therapy Based on Formula Category: Conventional Versus Plant‐Based Versus Blenderized. Enteral Nutrition Therapy Poster Abstracts. ASPEN Nutrition Science & Practice Conference: April 20-23, 2023 (Las Vegas, NV). JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2023 April;47(S71-246): S107-108 https://doi.org/10.1002/jpen.2491

2. Amerita Specialty Infusion, Round Rock, Texas

3. Amerita Specialty Infusion, Aurora, Colorado

4. Kate Farms, Long Beach, New York

5. Kate Farms, Denver, Colorado

6. Amerita Specialty Infusion, San Antonio, Texas

7. Amerita Specialty Infusion, Littleton, Colorado

8. Amerita Specialty Infusion, Centennial, Colorado