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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. Additionally, we have included a podcast on navigating independence when transitioning to college or the work force.

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Testimonials from IBD Patients About Taking Medications


Web Resources

Just Like Me! IBD Resource

New Website for Teens with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

The NASPGHAN Foundation along with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) a, has launched a new website called “Just Like Me” for teenagers with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

The interactive site will feature stories and videos from teens with IBD as well as information on school, dating, stress, diet, and research.


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Living Well with IBD - A Unique Self-management Tool for Pediatric IBD Patients

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Find out what you know and don’t know!
It will help you take better care of yourself!


Your Child with Inflammatory Bowel Disease:A Family Guide for Caregiving - 2nd edition North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition edited by Maria Oliva-Hemker, MD, David Ziring, MD, Shehzad A. Saeed, MD, and Athos Bousvaros, MD, MPH

 Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a common condition in children and adolescents. Parents and other family members typically have many questions about the diagnosis, symptoms, and treatments associated with various forms of IBD including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and indeterminate colitis. In this book, medical experts explain all you need to know about IBD and answer important questions, including:

• What are inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis?
• Is there a cure for IBD?
• How is IBD going to affect my child’s daily life?
• Will my child’s diet change?
• Can my child still play sports?
• Will my child need surgery?
• What are the side effects of commonly prescribed medications?
• What challenges may my child face at school and socially, especially as he or she grows older?

This new edition has been thoroughly revised with updated scientific evidence. The chapters on medical therapies have been expanded to include robust discussions of emerging biologic medications and forms of nutrition used for treating IBD. A new chapter on complementary and alternative therapies expands on this topic. To purchase: Please go to the Johns Hopkins Press Website.


Nutrition Guides

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