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Diet and nutrition

Diet and nutrition

Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) means paying special attention to what you eat. Maintaining good nutrition can be a balancing act. Learn how to stay on the right track.

We Can't Wait

We Can't Wait App

Our free app offers patients a simple way to locate publicly accessible restrooms and helps identify sympathetic establishments. Also, find out about the Open Restroom Movement.

New Meal Planning Tool

Our Gut Friendly Recipes tool helps reduce stress around meal choice and cooking. It includes over 500 dietitian approved recipes, 7-day meal plans, and much more…It’s also free!


MyIBD Learning Education Programs

Throughout 2022, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is hosting virtual, in-person, and on demand MyIBD Learning education programs. Each program is created for patients and caregivers of all ages—wherever they are in their patient journey.

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Engaging & empowering patients

Over 3 million patient and professional connections (a 50% increase) were made in 2020 through our education, support, and advocacy programs—including our timely COVID-19 resources.

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We bring together the largest community of IBD patients in the country, and we engage them in the fight against Crohn’s & colitis. Patients are involved in setting our research priorities, contributing data and biosamples to accelerate research, helping design our educational efforts alongside our scientific advisors, and advocating for key public policy issues to legislators.

Michael Osso, President & CEO, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

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The Foundation offers an Online Community where you can get the support you need in managing your condition 24/7. Participate in discussion boards, personal stories, submit questions and more. Get connected today!
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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding the cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. It was founded in 1967 by Irwin M. and Suzanne Rosenthal, William D. and Shelby Modell, and Henry D. Janowitz, M.D.