15% of people experience irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Thankfully, a low FODMAP diet can provide relief from the uncomfortable gut symptoms associated with this disorder.
As the developers of this revolutionary diet, the research team at Monash University has prepared a number of educational resources to give patients and practitioners the tools they need to facilitate a successful low FODMAP diet.
FODMAP resources for people with IBS
The Monash University Low FODMAP Diet™ App
One in seven adults suffer from IBS, a condition characterized by symptoms such as gastrointestinal wind, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. This condition is common all around the world, in countries including Australia, the US, Europe and many Asian countries.
Now, thanks to the research team at the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University, you can download an app to manage your IBS symptoms. Use it to check the FODMAP levels in food anywhere, anytime.
The Monash University Low FODMAP Diet™ Guide
Developed by the Monash FODMAP team, this guide holds everything you need to know about alleviating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and how you can manage your symptoms.
This guide is a soft-back booklet perfect for people with IBS and health professionals who may not have access to a smartphone or tablet to access the electronic version via the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet™ App, or for those who simply prefer a hard copy resource.
The Monash University Low FODMAP Diet™ Guide provides comprehensive information about:
- IBS and the Low FODMAP Diet
- How FODMAPs trigger IBS symptoms
- Healthy eating when restricting FODMAPs
- Reading food labels
- Adapting the Low FODMAP Diet for vegetarians and vegans
- Cooking and eating out on a low FODMAP diet
- Low FODMAP recipes
And much more!
The Guide is updated annually so you can trust that all the information you read is current and backed by science. All proceeds from the sale of this resource fund further FODMAP and IBS research in the Department of Gastroenterology at Monash University.
Monash University Low FODMAP: The Cookbook
Monash University Low FODMAP: The Cookbook brings together fresh, nourishing, low FODMAP ingredients to create delicious, simple dishes from around the world. It is inspired by our love of food and passion for enabling people to manage their IBS through diet.
Our experienced team of dietitians and chefs have created over 100 low FODMAP recipes using flavours from all around the world for our very first cookbook.
Not only does it provide delicious meal inspiration, but it is a wonderful resource for those with IBS - with guidance around:
- the 3 phases of the FODMAP diet
- FODMAP stacking - with the use of our new Monash “stacked cup” meal guide
- Vegetarian and vegan suggestions for the low FODMAP diet
- Healthy eating on a low FODMAP diet
- a low FODMAP pantry list
FODMAP resources for dietitians
Online FODMAP training
Monash University offers a specialist online course for dietitians and other health professionals to become Low FODMAP trained. This continued professional development will arm you with the latest research to treat your patients.
Patient Information Sheet
Patient information sheets are available as a pad consisting of 30 A4 tearable sheets. They are suitable for health care practitioners (i.e., gastroenterologists, dietitians and GPs) to give to patients with IBS. Each sheet provides illustrations to explain what IBS is, a section to write patient notes and information on how to use the Monash University Low FODMAP Diet™ app.
FODMAP resources for researchers
The Comprehensive Nutrition Assessment Questionnaire (CNAQ)
The Monash CNAQ is a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for use by researchers, which analyses a variety of macro and micronutrients (including FODMAPs) in an automated online system.