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  • NASPGHAN North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • NASPGHAN Foundation North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation
  • APGNN The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses


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Featured Resources


The NASPGHAN Foundation is providing resources guide on all of our Constipation resources developed by NASPGHAN, CPNP and APGNN. The purpose of the guide is to improve the quality of life and avoid complications in constipated children through early diagnosis and prompt, effective multidisciplinary treatment. Visit our Constipation page to view these resources.

Supported by an educational grant from the Allergan Foundation

Pediatric Crohn's Disease

Understanding your child's treatment options for Crohn's just got easier.


Crohn's disease can be a difficult condition to manage and understanding all the different treatment options can be confusing. To help you and your child's health care provider find the right option for you, watch the video Treatment Options for Pediatric Crohn's: A Guide for Patients and Families. It walks you through options available and explains the possible risks and benefits of each option so you can make an informed decision that you're comfortable with.

Support provided by AbbVie,Inc. and Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows the doctor to examine the small intestine by using a tiny pill sized video camera inside a capsule that is swallowed. As the capsule moves through the digestive tract the camera takes thousands of pictures that are recorded on a sensor belt that is worn by the patient. Learn about capsule endoscopy by watching Cappy's animated adventure through the the intestine.

Support provided by an educational grant from Medtronic

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.

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