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Children's Digestive Health Information for Kids and Parents
Millions of children are living with pediatric digestive and nutritional disorders. GIKids provides easy to understand information about the treatment and management of these pediatric digestive conditions for children and parents.
We welcome you to explore GIKids to learn more about pediatric digestive disorders, how they are diagnosed, the treatment and management of conditions, and our patient and parent resources.
IBD & Nutrition
Maintaining Healthy Nutrition in Pediatric IBD Patients
During this series, we will discuss the important role diet plays in the management of IBD focusing on maintenance of good nutrition, enteral nutritional therapy as well as the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. You will hear from medical professionals as well as two parents who have first hand experience implementing enteral nutritional therapy and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.
- Click for an audio highlight of the parent interview
- IBD Nutrition Episode 1
- IBD Nutrition Episode 2
- IBD Nutrition Episode 3
- IBD General Nutrition Information
- Enteral Nutrition Therapy and IBD
- The Specific Carbohydrate Diet and IBD
Diagnosing & Treating Celiac Disease - New Video
What is Celiac Disease?
If you have celiac disease, you should avoid all foods that have gluten in them. This is called the gluten-free diet. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment for celiac disease in this informational video brought to you by NASPGHAN, GI Kids and Children's Hospital Colorado. More than 40,000 Americans are known to have celiac disease, yet many more cases go undiagnosed and unreported.
The Poo in You
If your child is having problems with soiling accidents (encopresis, “poo accidents,” “poo-ing” in pants), you’re certainly not alone. This is one of the most common problems seen by both pediatric GI and primary care providers. This interactive animated video explains what causes the accidents, why they happen so often, and how we can treat the problem. Watch the video, developed by APGNN member Becky Kendall, NP, from Childrens' Hospital Colorado, supported by an educational grant from the NASPGHAN Foundation.
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease or “fatty liver” is a liver disease that happens slowly over time. It starts when fat builds up inside the liver. Over time, too much fat stays in the liver. NAFLD can be mild or severe. NAFLD usually happens in children and teenagers who are overweight or gain too much weight. Most of the time, fatty liver happens with other health problems, such as:
Pre-diabetes, insulin resistance or diabetes
High triglycerides - Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. They are used for energy.
NAFLD can damage the liver, so it is important your child be carefully diagnosed and treated. Learn more with our NAFLD resources.