Living with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can mean making some changes to your diet. You may need to avoid certain foods to help your symptoms, or take extra care to make sure you’re getting the right nutrients. There’s no single diet that works for everyone – but this booklet will help you understand how food affects your condition, so you can make the choices that are right for you.

We write our publications together with people affected by Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, health professionals and other experts. The content is based on up-to-date, unbiased, evidence-based research. We don’t recommend any particular products, and this information isn’t meant to replace medical advice. Please speak to your GP or IBD team before making any changes to your diet. 

Introduction to Food and Crohn's and Colitis
Healthy eating with Crohn's or Colitis
Eating plans for people with Crohn's or Colitis
Special situations
What is nutritional treatment?
Which diets or supplements can help?
Help and support from Crohn's & Colitis UK
Other useful organisations

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Last reviewed: January 2019