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Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Host Education Program

Last updated on Sunday, May 12, 2013

(BLOOMINGTON) — The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America invites patients, families, and caregivers
living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis to the educational program Nutrition & IBD: Choices for
Adults and Kids.

Consisting of a live and interactive presentation by Amar Pinto, MD, as well as a question-
and-answer session, the program will be held at the Bloomington Hilton Garden Inn on Tuesday, May 14,
2013 at 6 pm. This is a free program but registration is required. Register today at www.ccfa.org/chapters/
indiana or by calling 1.800.332.6029.

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 their 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

About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America

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. The
Foundation consistently meets the standards of organizations that monitor charities, including the Better
Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance (www.give.org) and the American Institute of Philanthropy
(www.charitywatch.org). For more information, contact the Foundation at 800-932-2423 or visit

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