A Teen's Guide to Gut Health

Take charge of your gut health now with the low-FODMAP diet.

Are you a teen dealing with stomach problems? If so, you’re not alone! Fourteen percent of high school students have symptoms of IBS—such as pain, bloating, and frequent trips to the bathroom. Plus (as if that weren’t bad enough!), poor gut health can mean missed school days and trips, awkward explanations, extra doctor’s visits, and major cafeteria confusion. Here’s the good news: In A Teen’s Guide to Gut Health, registered dietitian Rachel Meltzer Warren explains how you can find relief—on a low-FODMAP diet.

  • GET DIAGNOSED: Whether it’s IBS, Crohn’s disease, colitis, or something else, Rachel Meltzer Warren explains the differences and who can help.
  • GET FODMAP SAVVY: “FODMAPs” are certain carbs that can be hard to digest, and they lurk in many kinds of goodfor-you food, from apples to yogurt. Identify your triggers and learn to avoid them—with a twopart elimination diet, shopping lists, meal plans, and more.
  • GET YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED: No topic is too embarrassing for Meltzer Warren. You’ll also find “Real Talk” from real teens throughout!
  • GET COOKING! Plus, 30 simple, gluten-free recipes that are low-FODMAP-approved and great for meals, snacks, and sharing.

Praise for A Teen's Guide to Gut Health

“A beneficial guide for teens serious about digestive health.”—School Library Journal

“Rachel Meltzer Warren handles this delicate topic with honesty and humor, delivering an empowering plan of action that’s heavy on evidence-based, practical solutions to redirect readers from the rabbit hole of unvetted, fad-driven online advice.” —Tamara Duker Freuman, MS, RD, CDN, clinical dietitian, contributor, U.S. News & World Report

“This unique book will help you manage your IBS in a school setting, including specific strategies for managing your social life, access to the bathroom, cafeteria, dorm living and going out to eat with your friends. I love the laugh-out-loud scripts for talking to parents about IBS!” —Patsy Catsos, MS, RDN, LD, author of The IBS Elimination Diet and Cookbook

“What a terrific resource! This comprehensive guide covers all the bases. Complete with delicious recipes and sample meal plans, this is the go-to GI guide for all teens and young adults.” —Faye Berger Mitchell, RDN, LDN, editor-in-chief, foodieoncampus.com

“For any teen who is struggling to understand what’s going on in their gut, this book is a must read!” —Nancy Sidnam, MS, RDN, creator of The Wellie Project

“A Teen’s Guide to Gut Health will prove to be a life-changing resource for adolescents who are looking to get their young lives back to normal.” —Dr. Barbara Bolen, coauthor of The Everything Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet