Dietitians have ‘very diverse, rich roles,’ add value to the IBD care team

LAS VEGAS — Partnering with a dietitian who specializes in inflammatory bowel disease can augment patient care through nutritional assessment, dietary counseling and perioperative optimization, according to a presenter.
“Sometimes people just think we’re calorie-counters,” Kelly Issokson, MS, RD, CNSC, a registered dietitian and clinical nutrition coordinator at the F. Widjaja Inflammatory Bowel Disease Institute at Cedars-Sinai, told attendees at the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress, “but that’s not true.”
She continued: “We actually have

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