Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation offers free education program

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America invites patients, families, and caregivers living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to an Educational program Nutrition & IBD: Choices for Adults and Kids.

Consisting of a presentation by Bradley Sklar, MD, and Kim Thompson, CNC, CLC as well as a question-and-answer session, the program will be held at the Masonic Care Community Auditorium on Wednesday, June 13, at 6:30 p.m.

There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required at or call 518-608-5069.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive disorders of the intestines. These Illnesses, are collectively known as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBD, because many of the symptoms and complications are similar. It is estimated that some 1.4 million Americans suffer from IBD, with approximately 30,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Topics of discussion will include:

¿ Role of nutrition ­ adult and pediatric focus

¿ Overview of diets used by IBD patients

¿ Eating well with IBD ­ diet, nutrition, supplements

¿ Tools and nutritional resources

¿ Question-and-answer session with medical experts

This educational program is supported by educational grants from UCB, and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. For more information, contact Linda Winston at 518-608-5069.

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s mission is to cure Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks third among leading health nonprofits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, with more than 81 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends going to mission-critical programs.

For more information, contact the Foundation at 800-932-2423 or visit