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Nutritional tools

The medical providers at Novant Health Pediatric Gastroenterology strive to provide you and your family with the best tools for understanding the digestive and nutritional needs of children. Below are some of our favorite online tools for reliable pediatric nutrition and digestion information.

Gastrokids.org is a comprehensive source of information about pediatric digestive disorders, and the treatment and management of them. 


The non-profit Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America is dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This website offers information about these disorders, as well as current research.


The website of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition showcases the latest news and research in the pediatric gastroenterology field.


In need of healthy eating tips for your child? Want to learn about portion sizes or what really contains important vitamins? The USDA's Choose My Plate website should be among your first stops.


Find not just eating tips, but shopping and cooking tips at Kids Eat Right. This website offers specific nutrition information for different age groups, and easy-to-follow healthy recipes to get your kids involved in the kitchen.


Meals Matter offers meal planning advice for the whole family, and information specifically about planning balance meals for children. The site is also a good resource for child-friendly healthy recipes.


The website of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network provides invaluable information for families dealing with food allergies. Also find the latest research on food allergies.

The Oley Foundation offers tools for families dealing with home IV and tube feedings. Find tube feeding tips, and even read stories from other patients and families.