Patient and Professional Education Resources

Please use the below website links to provide educational materials to your patients and colleagues. Please reach out to the Patient and Professional Education Chair for any ideas or gaps in materials.

GI Kids is helpful website with specific educational materials on a variety of GI topics including some of the topics below. Please also see GI specific video links and A-Z Pediatric GI topics.



Latest Covid-19  resources specifically for patients with GI disorders.



Constipation and Soiling: The Poo In You This is a video that helps describe children experiencing soiling accidents (encopresis). This animated video explains what causes the accidents, why they happen so often, and how we can treat the problem.


Nutritional Therapy in GI Disorders

Nutrition: Added Sugars This video, brought to you by NASPGHAN, discusses added sugars and sources of sugars for patients and parents to be aware of.

Nutrition: The Low FODMAP Diet This video, brought to you by NASPGHAN, helps explain what a low FODMAP diet is and when it might be used.

Gastrostomy Tubes and Nasogastric Tubes These sites provie easy to understand information about gastrostomy and nasogastric tubes for children and their families.
**Developed by APGNN members**


Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Nutritional Therapy for IBD This website discusses the various nutritional therapy options for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, protocols as well as benefits and things to consider for each diet. This website is for patients and providers.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation This website offers education support for both providers and patients as well as resources for school, medication, insurance, etc support.


Functional GI Disorders

Functional GI Disorders This is the website for International Foundation for Functional GI disorders and specific information can be found on kids and teens with functional GI disorders here.

Cyclic Vomiting This site provides children and their families easy to understand information on cyclic vomting syndrome (CVS).
**Developed by APGNN members** 

Irritable Bowel syndrome This site provides children and their families easy to understand information about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
**Developed by APGNN members** 



Breastfeeding and Colic These sites provide information about infant specific concerns such as breastfeeding and colic for families.
**Developed by APGNN members**


Miscellaneous Pediatric GI

What is Celiac Disease and Nutrition: The Gluten Free Diet These two videos help describe and explain Celiac disease as well as foods to avoid that may have gluten in them.

The NOVEL Project This website provides educational materials for parents and providers alike on both enteral nutrition and parenteral nutrition including NG tube and G-tube care and the latest clinical practice.

SuperMeg Pain Reduction for IV Placement This tool that can be used for children nervous or scared for IVs or Blood draws. The purpose of this interactive website is to help with the pain management strategies, skills, and support they need to prevent and reduce pain.

Pediatric Magnet/Battery Ingestions This website has the latest information on pediatric battery ingestions. You can also find information about magnet ingestion.

Pediatric Food Allergies This website has information on testing as well as dietary management advice for kids with food allergies.


Procedures and Diagnostics

Capsule Endoscopy-Cappy's Greatest Adventure This video shows Cappy’s animated adventure through the intestine and can be used to describe a capsule endoscopy procedure to patients and parents.

Sitz Marker Study This site explains Sitz marker studies in way that is easy to understand for children and their families.
**Developed by APGNN members**

pH Impedance Study This site provides a helpful explanation to children and thier families about pH impedance studies.
**Developed by APGNN members**

Biofeedback Training This site explains biofeedback training in a clear way for children and their families.
**Developed by APGNN members**