Additional Nutrition and Diet Resources

Nutrition and diet go hand-in-hand when it comes to staying healthy and nourished with IBD. These organizations can help provide financial support and resources.


If you are looking for a specific resource not on this list, please contact our IBD Help Center.


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation does not endorse the services offered by the organizations listed below. This is offered for informational purposes only.



Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers information on nutrition and health, from meal planning and prep to choices that can help prevent or manage health conditions and more.


Alliance to Advance Patient Nutrition

Abbott Nutrition Health Institute (ANHI) is committed to being the world’s leading provider of therapeutic nutrition resources for everyone, at every stage of life. They support and empower half a million healthcare professionals and the millions of patients they serve.


American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Founded in 1976, ASPEN is a medical professional organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies. With members from around the world, ASPEN is a community of dietitians, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, scientists, students, and other health professionals from every facet of nutrition support clinical practice, research, and education.


The Culinary Couple's Creative Colitis Cookbook

Denise and Ross Weale both graduated from Johnson and Wales Culinary School, located in Providence, Rhode Island in 1989 and 1985 respectively. In 1990, symptoms led Ross' gastroenterologist to diagnose him with Ulcerative Colitis. In response to a severe flare-up and the need to maintain a low residue diet in 1995, they collaboratively wrote "The Culinary Couple's Creative Colitis Cookbook". Their unique book contains 100 easily prepared low-fiber, non-dairy breakfast, bread, soup, side dish, main course and dessert recipes meant to be enjoyed by everyone at the table.


National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

The mission of NCCIH is to determine, through rigorous scientific investigation, the fundamental science, usefulness, and safety of complementary and integrative health approaches and their roles in improving health and health care. serves as a gateway to reliable information on nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety for consumers. The website receives content guidance from a working group that consists of scientific experts in food and nutrition within USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


Nutrition in Immune Balance

NIMBAL was created to support patients, families, healthcare providers and anyone concerned with eating healthier by integrating diet into health care. Built upon evidence-based research on the role of diet in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, NIMBAL transforms this data into understandable, applicable and practical approaches to diet in IBD.


Nutritional Therapy for IBD

Nutritional Therapy for IBD is dedicated to advancing evidence-based nutrition as part of IBD treatment plans to enhance the well-being and health outcomes of all children and adults with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. They inform, support, and empower patients and clinicians by providing education and essential tools and resources to utilize nutritional therapy alongside medication.