Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive disorders of the intestines. These illnesses are collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBD, because many of their symptoms and complications are similar. It is estimated that some 1.4 million Americans suffer from IBD, with approximately 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
Topics of discussion will include:
• Role of nutrition – adult and pediatric focus
• Overview of diets used by IBD patients
• Eating well with IBD – diet, nutrition, supplements
• Tools and nutritional resources
This educational program is supported by educational grants from UCB and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office.
About the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health nonprofits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 81 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends going to mission-critical programs. The Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance (www.give.org)