Articles posted by Kathleen Regan

Cantaloupes and Grapes


A FODMAP diet is a multi-step nutrition planning and learning process that can help people diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  Learn what FODMAP foods can trigger symptoms, how to test for and manage symptoms and learn if a FODMAP diet may be right for your child here.

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Webinar for Patients, Families and Caregivers

Practical Tips in the Nutritional Management of Children with Cholestatic Liver Disorders A Webinar for Patients, Families and Caregivers December 8, 2021 8PM ET Supported by educational grants from Mirum Pharmaceuticals and Albireo Pharma, Inc. Please note, credit is not being offered for this webinar. View on demand Join us  as we explore practical approaches

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Two new topical sheets are available for you – acute and chronic pancreatitis.  Learn the signs, symptoms and treatments of both acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis.

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Sitz marker study

A Sitz marker study is a test for chronic constipation in adults and children at least two years of age.  Learn why this study might be indicated and the steps for the procedure here.

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Gastrostomy Tubes

Who needs a gastrostomy tube?  Some children have medical problems that make it difficult for them to take in enough nutrition by mouth. There are different health reasons why a child might need a G-tube.  Visit Gastrostomy Tubes to learn more.

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Introducing Peanuts

Our newest GI Kids topic, Introducing Peanuts, discusses the risk factors for a peanut allergy, the timing for introduction of peanuts and the common signs of a reaction.  Available in French and Spanish as well.

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Functional Abdominal Pain

What is functional abdominal pain? Functional abdominal pain refers to stomach aches, usually around the belly button, that commonly occur in school-age children. Most otherwise healthy children who repeatedly complain of stomach aches for two months or longer have functional abdominal pain.  Learn more here, also available in French and Spanish!

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Gastrointestinal Polyps

Polyps are tissue growths that extend out from the lining of the gastrointestinal system. They may occur in the stomach, small intestine, or large intestine (colon). Most commonly, polyps are found in the colon. To learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of polyps in children, download the GIKids Fact Sheet on Polyps.

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FPIES (Food protein-induced enterocolitis)

NEW CONTENT! FPIES (Food protein-induced enterocolitis) is a food allergy that mostly affects infants and young children. FPIES typically occurs in the first year of life. Symptoms are primarily gastrointestinal, including repetitive vomiting and sometimes diarrhea. View and download our information sheet here! Also available in French and Spanish.

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North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation
The NASPGHAN Council For Pediatric Nutrition Professionals