Computer Version of the Low Protein Food List for PKU
by Virginia E. Schuett
How to Download the Low Protein Food List for PKU to a
Barnes & Noble Nook
We have tried putting the food list on a Nook and it works well, with the
exception of the data tables being small and a little hard to read (because the
horizontal table appears in the vertical screen and to our knowledge cannot be
flipped to take full advantage of the screen size). The Nook has a nice Search
function, however, and also it is easy to add Book Marks to your favorite spots
in the food list so that you can quickly access these items.
First, you must purchase and download the food list according to the
instructions already given (purchase book on Lulu.com, download Digital
Editions, get an Adobe ID and authorize your computer, etc). Once you have the
book downloaded to your computer, follow these steps:
Open Adobe Digital Editions (that you have already previously installed on your
Plug the Nook into your computer using your USB cable. You should see My Nook
(or My Nook Color) listed on the left side of the Digital Editions screen under
Digital Editions will pop up a dialog box asking you to authorize the Nook. To
do this, enter your Digital Editions account’s User Name and Password (Note:
this must be the same ID and password you used on your computer when you
purchased the Low Protein Food List for PKU). Drag the food list icon to the My
Nook (or My Nook Color) icon on the left and the food list will install on your
To open the book, go to your Nook’s Library (tap on arrow in bottom of screen),
then tap on Library and you will see various icons at the top of the screen
including My Files. Tap on My Files and you will see a folder called Digital
Editions. Tap the folder and the icon for the book will appear. Tap the icon
and you will see the book appear.
You can then use the Nook’s Search function to search on key words in the book
(tap on the Search icon to bring up a keyboard; enter your search term and tap
Search, or tap on Contents to get to the Table of Contents and any specific
section you want).
You can also use the Nook’s Book Mark feature (find page you want to bookmark,
tap on the far upper right white space near the page number to see a blue
ribbon; tap on that and you will set your bookmark). This feature will help
identify frequently used pages that you can later easily access.
Consult your Nook manual if you have any questions about how to use the Search
or Book Mark features.
Please Note: If you have any technical trouble with this
process, there is no "support staff" to help you. If you have difficulty with
the initial downloading to your computer from Lulu, you can contact Lulu
directly for support, but you are "on your own" when it comes to downloading to
hand-held devices. Sorry, National PKU News cannot help you!