EEN Patient Resources

Diet-Specific Informational Sources

Websites, Support Groups, and Books dedicated to Nutritional Therapy

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NiMBAL (Nutrition in Immune Balance) defines its mission as "Helping patients, families, and healthcare providers integrate dietary therapy as treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease." NiMBAL is founded by David L. Suskind, MD, of Seattle Children’s Hospital Division of Gastroenterology, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. While NiMBAL discusses the specifics of SCD and EEN, much of the content is relevant to all types of nutritional therapy and is a valuable resource regardless of diet of choice. The website covers a wide array of general nutritional therapy topics including basic IBD information, healthy eating guidelines, food philosophies, how to determine when nutritional therapy is right for you, managing stress, guidelines for followups with the medical team, meal planning, holidays and events, eating outside the house, problems related to diet, and kitchen/food/safety tips.

NiMBAL Highlights:
NiMBAL: Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN): This page details advice on implementing EEN and for transitioning from EEN to pharmaceutical therapy and/or SCD.
Professor Nimbal Comic: This comic book explains IBD, pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies, and the microbiome to kids via an entertaining comic adventure that is free to download. Hard copies can also be purchased.

NASPGHAN: Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders

North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (NASPGHAN) website for kids with GI issues.

NASPGHAN: Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders Highlights:
NASPGHAN: Enteral Nutrition Therapy: Downloadable/printable PDF with an overview of EEN.
NASPGHAN: IBD Resources: Audio Podcast Series: Three podcast episodes hosted by Lindsey Albenberg, DO, with dietitians Kim Braly and Nyla Williamson on Nutrition, EEN, and SCD

Gut Harmony

Blog focusing on nutritional therapy, including but not limited to teen Crohn's, SCD, and beyond. While SCD is specifically mentioned, most of the posts apply to all types of nutritional therapy.

Gut Harmony Highlights:
Gut Harmony: Remission without Steroids – Liquid Diets and EEN: Information about using EEN to get into remission.
Gut Harmony: Cooking Together for Wellness – Chefs, Doctors, and Young Patients: An example of a cooking program for patients on a therapeutic diet.

Nutrition 4 IBD

Excerpt From Website: Nutrition Advice for the IBD Community: Medically curated information on how to live your best life with inflammatory bowel disease through diet and better understanding of your treatment options.

Nutrition 4 IBD Highlights:
Symptom Diary: Instructions for and an example of a Symptom Diary for tracking IBD symptoms
Food Log: Instructions for keeping a food log with examples.
The Combined Approach for IBD Treatment: Treatment of IBD via a combined approach: nutrition, emotional support, medications, and surgery.
Top 5 Tricks for Managing Nutrition During a Flare: How to use nutrition to manage a flare

Learn More: Presentations by Experts and Other Resources

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Listen to the Experts Share their Wisdom.

Misconceptions of Enteral Nutrition Therapy
Amy M. Donegan, CPNP-PC

In this video, Amy Donegan, CPNP-PC, discusses misconception of exclusive enteral nutrition therapy in the pediatric Crohn disease population.

Nutrition Therapy: The Most Effective Therapy We (Almost) Never Use
Amy M. Donegan, CPNP-PC

In this presentation from the Nursing and Advanced Practice Track at the 2018 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Amy N. Donegan discusses nutrition therapy for the treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Pediatric Enteral Nutrition Therapy: Is It Used Enough?
Amy M. Donegan, CPNP-PC

In this video, Amy Donegan, CPNP-PC, discusses exclusive enteral nutrition therapy and whether it is used enough in the pediatric Crohn disease population.

Nutritional Therapy: Perioperative + Complicated Crohn's Disease
Andrew S. Day, MB, ChB, MD, FRACP, AGAF

At the NTforIBD Nutritional Symposium prepared for NASPGHAN2021, Professor Day provides insight into the important role of EEN, an underutilized option to both induce remission and improve outcomes in complicated and peri-operative patients.

Putting out the Fire with EEN: Anti-inflammatory Effects of Nutritional Therapy in Crohn's Disease
Andrew S. Day, MB, ChB, MD, FRACP, AGAF
Nutritional Therapy of Crohn’s Disease in Children, Prof. Arie Levine
Arie Levine, MD

Presentation starts in Hebrew, but switches to English at about the 1 minute mark.

Exclusive Enteral Nutrition and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
Dale Young Lee, MD, MSCE

Dr. Dale Lee, Director of the Seattle Children's Celiac Program, discusses Exclusive Enteral Nutrition and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) at Seattle Children's. NTforIBD comment: Even though the title of the presentation refers to SCD and EEN, Dr Lee also discusses the Crohn's Disease Exclusion Diet (CDED), the Semi-Vegetarian Diet (SVD), and CD-TREAT, along with homemade EEN smoothies. In the Q&A at the end, he discusses different ways to transition from EEN to a therapeutic diet.

Advances in the Use of Nutrition for Therapy in Pediatric Crohn's Disease
David L. Suskind, MD

In this presentation from the Pediatric Track at the 2017 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases conference, Dr. David Suskind discusses the latest advances in the use of nutrition for therapy in pediatric Crohn's disease.

Dr. David Suskind - Rainin IBD Researcher
David L. Suskind, MD

Dr. David Suskind researches the specific carbohydrate diet, a low-side effect IBD treatment that has the potential to normalize labs, transform the fecal microbiome and put patients into clinical remission. Our Rainin IBD website showcases our research grantees and the progress they are making.

Fecal Microbial Transformation: Diet as Therapy in IBD
David L. Suskind, MD

Dr. David Suskind, discusses Exclusive Enteral Nutrition and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) at Seattle Children's.

NASPGHAN: Episode 2: Enteral Nutrition Therapy
Lindsey Albenberg, DO; Nyla Williamson

Lindsey Albenberg, DO, and dietitian Nyla Williamson discuss the use of EEN and PEN for pediatric IBD patients.

Can Nutritional Therapy be Used on a Practical Basis for Maintenance?
Robert N. Baldassano, MD

In this video, Dr. Robert N. Baldassano presents: "Can Nutritional Therapy be Used on a Practical Basis for Maintenance?"

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Brochures and Downloads

Nutritional Therapy for IBD Brochure
Nutritional Therapy for IBD

This tri-fold brochure provides information about our organization, illustrates options available to patients, and provides info on the Patient Pathway for patients to learn more about nutritional therapy.

Nutritional Therapy for IBD

Improving the Care of Patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis through Nutrition

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