Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will hold a patient education program, Nutrition & IBD: Choices for Adults and Kids at Paoli Hospital
This program provides a supportive environment for patients, families and caregivers to learn about Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) with respect to nutrition. Currently, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect an estimated 1.4 million Americans, 30,000 of whom live in the Delaware Valley.
Dr. Adam Kaufman, M.D. of Main Line Gastroenterology Associates and Sharon Hangliter, MS,RD,CNSC,LDN of Lankenau Medical Center will give an excellent presentation covering the role of nutrition, an overview of diets used by IBD patients, eating well in regards to diets, nutrition, and supplements, and will provide other tools and nutritional resources.
The program runs from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Paoli Hospital, 255 West Lancaster Ave. Paoli, PA 19301.
This educational program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Register online at http://online.ccfa.org/PaoliNutrition , or call the local CCFA office at 215.396.9100 x4. Free parking will be provided at the hospital parking garage. Refreshments will also be provided.
The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation'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 non-profits in the percentage of expense devoted to research toward a cure, and more than 83 cents of every dollar the Foundation spends goes to mission-critical programs.