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Educational Program on Nutrition and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

An interactive event for patients, families, & caregivers in Louisville. Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America invite you to the educational program Nutrition & IBD: Choices for Adults and Kids.

Jan. 6, 2012 - PRLog -- Louisville, KY —January 6, 2012 —The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America invite patients, families, and caregivers living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to the educational program Nutrition & IBD: Choices for Adults and Kids. Consisting of a live and interactive presentation by Dr. Gerald Dryden, M.D., M.S.P.H, M.Sc. and Shelley Barber, RD, LD, as well as a question-and-answer session. The program will be held at the Baptist Hospital East Educational Center on Wednesday February 29, 2012 with vendors and refreshments starting at 5:30 p.m. and the program starting at 6:30 p.m.  Register today at www.ccfa.org/chapters/kentucky or call the Kentucky Chapter at 646.623.2620.

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
•   Question-and-answer session with medical experts

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) and the American Institute of Philanthropy (www.charitywatch.org). For more information, contact the Foundation at 800-932-2423 or visit www.ccfa.org.

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