People with CROHN’S who rely on medical foods

Crohn’s Disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This inflammation leads to abdominal pain, diarrhea, anemia, and poor growth in children. In many cases, fistulae (abnormal connections between two different organs or between the organ and skin), strictures (abnormally narrowing of the bowel), or abscesses develop. Crohn’s is a life-long condition and requires treatment with enteral nutrition, surgery, or medications.

Floyd, Age 2

CROHN'S · Georgia
Annual cost: $6000

I never thought that food allergies were “that serious” until all 3 of my children were diagnosed with IGe mediated allergies, ...

Jane, Age 7

CROHN'S · Illinois
Annual cost: $3960

Jane is a happy and energetic 7-year-old child who lives with her parents and two siblings in Chicago, IL. She was diagnosed with ...

The Medical Nutrition Equity Act will provide key support for those Americans who rely on medical foods to survive and thrive.