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Nutrition and Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseSupport this project
The aims of the present PhD study are to assess the dietary intake of ambulatory patients with Crohn disease and investigate whether their dietary intakes of macro- and micronutrients meet the recommended daily intake (RDIs); to ascertain why many children with IBD self-restrict their diets and which food-types they restrict; to determine families’ set beliefs about the impact of diet on IBD; and to establish children’s attitudes and responses towards EEN and maintenance enteral nutrition (MEN). The dietary intakes of children and adolescents with IBD will also be compared with nutrient intakes of age- and sex-matched healthy siblings using a four-day food diary.
Stephanie Brown is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian. Since qualifying as a dietitian, Stephanie has worked extensively in the areas of women’s health, general medicine, oncology and gastrointestinal dietetics.