My colleague and partner, Stan Cohen, along with his outstanding advisory board, have put together two terrific (free) resources for both children and adults:
Both are up-to-date, user-friendly, authoritative and attractive websites that feature advice families can trust to help them understand their disease and options to live as full a life as possible. Between the two, there are:
- Over 700 articles
- Nutrition4Kids Categories: Eating at different ages, Healthy lifestyle, Nutrients, Diseases and disorders and Patient experience
- Nutrition4IBD Categories: Understanding IBD, Treatment Options, Nutrition for IBD and Patient options.
- Over 60 videos including 35 on food allergies (including FPIES and eosinophilic disorders) and 14 on tube-feedings, including one about a lacrosse player that is quite inspirational.
- Amazing tools:
- A food log and a symptom diary that patients can download to record how they are doing
- a BMI calculator
- a table of milk alternatives (created by our nutritionist Bailey Koch)
- a tool which provides over 150,000 food labels for restaurant and packaged foods.
- a cool tool where a patient can indicate their age, gender, whether they’re breastfeeding or pregnant (even which trimester they’re in), and it will tell what’s in over 200,000 foods and what nutrients and calories they need.
- Healthy recipes with their nutrient values per serving.
- This website relies on a group of 42 contributors including many from our group, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, nurses, dietitians, and families.
- Other practices can link to our site, so they can share our medically-curated and accurate content and tools with their patient-families.