IBD Resources for Families


IBD Animation

What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD?

In this animation, our patient Maddie explains what Inflammatory Bowel Disease is and how it might affect you. You'll also learn the difference between Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and Indeterminate Colitis.

IBD Animation

Growth and Nutrition with IBD

In this animation, Maddie explains the importance of a healthy, balanced diet to patients with IBD. She also discusses MyPlate and nutrition therapy for managing your IBD.

Managing Life With IBD

Managing Life With IBD

In this animation, our patient Maddie explains how IBD affects things other than your health and offers tips on managing life with inflammatory bowel disease.

Blog Posts

Blog Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis in Children: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

About one-third of children with IBD have ulcerative colitis and over the past several decades, IBD has become increasingly common.

IBD and School Accommodations: Establishing a 504 Plan

Being a student with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), can be a stressful experience for children and their parents. Concerns about access to restrooms, missed school days and homework and the general impact of managing a chronic illness within a school setting are common.


IBD Handbook

Pediatric IBD experts at Nationwide Children's collaborated with physicians from other leading programs to develop a guide known as "The Handbook." This resource combines clinical knowledge about your diagnosis as well as practical tips from parents and kids living with IBD.

CCFA Resource Center

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation offers a number of resources to help patients with IBD receive the support they may need.

CCFA Support Groups

There are hundreds of support groups for people with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis throughout the country. Each year, 38 local chapters hold more than 200 support groups, where patients and family members can connect to others living with these diseases.



PediaCast 215: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease affects 1.5 million Americans—many of them children. Join us in the PediaCast studio as Dr Wallace Crandall and Dr Mike Patrick take an in-depth look at IBD. We cover the similarities and differences of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, including risk factors, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, complications, and long-term outlook. When a child has IBD, parents have lots of questions. This week, PediaCast has the answers!