CCFA Launches Educational Campaign on IBD Nutrition Starring Sunny Anderson

CCFA Launches Educational Campaign on IBD Nutrition Starring Sunny Anderson
The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) recently joined efforts with Janssen Biotech, Inc. to launch an educational campaign especially designed for people suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Get Your Full Course aims to offer patients information on both nutrition and management of IBD. The course will be hosted by television personality and celebrity cook Sunny Anderson, as she will speak for the first time publicly about her struggle with ulcerative colitis (UC), one of the diseases associated with IBD, which, together with Crohn’s disease, affects about 1.4 million people only in the United States. “Having lived with UC for more than 20 years, I recognize the importance of talking more openly about the disease and educating people with IBD that we don't have to shy away from food because of our disease,” Sunny Anderson said. “Food is a big part of my life. I am excited about Get Your Full Course and its focus on helping the IBD community learn about foods we can enjoy that are also rich in the nutrients we sometimes lack due to the way the disease affects the intestines.” Anderson is presenting her recipes, as well as exclusive cooking demonstrations, which can be found on the campaign's website here. In addition, the gastroenterologist Lindsey Albenberg from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine is going to give advice on the diseases and answer questions from the participants. The organization of the campaign is also asking patients and visitors to submit a recipe or a photo of a meal to participate in a sweepstakes in which anyone can win a prize, with the grand prize being a meeting with Sunny Anderson during a local CCFA event. “CCFA is pr
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