Clinician Resources

Diet is essential to the management of IBD. As it modifies the balance of the gut microbiome, it may have the greatest potential to alter it and the underlying activation of the immune system. Nutritional therapy is likely one of the most powerful tools clinicians have to alter the outcome of disease. However, it is often underutilized due to the difficulties in implementing it. Resources are provided to aid clinicians in integrating nutritional therapy as a therapeutic option.


Browse publications that establish the connection between diet and IBD and describe the rationale behind using nutritional therapy.


Integrate nutritional therapy into medical practice through existing examples, training programs, and educational opportunities.


Original presentations and webinars addressing the use of nutritional therapy in managing IBD.


Handouts, flyers, and other documents produced by NTforIBD that can be downloaded for reference or distribution to patients can be found on our Downloads page.


Links to external clinician resources, including presentations from the experts leading the field in research and implementation of dietary therapy, can be found here.


For those who would like a little more information about each therapeutic diet option, a comparison of the features of each diet can be found on our Overview of Therapeutic Diets page.


Directing patients to the Patient Pathway provides an entry point for patients to learn about nutritional therapy to help determine if it is right for them and which forms may be the best fit. This process will prepare patients for a discussion with their clinician regarding their interest in including nutritional therapy as part of their treatment plan.

For patients who choose to include nutritional therapy, the Patient Pathway is an educational resource to aid in its implementation. Educational content is provided to research and select the dietary therapy of their choice. Pathway also offers a database of nearly 1000 IBD-friendly recipes that can be filtered to comply with nutritional therapy options, dietary preferences, and special occasions.

Patient Pathway will continue to evolve in the future with the addition of tools to aid in implementing the diet and changing lifestyle, as well as by providing access to support from communities of patients following the same therapeutic diet.

Nutritional Therapy for IBD

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

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