Children's Hospital Colorado

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Resources for Families

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A diagnosis of eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE, may feel overwhelming. Suddenly, your family must figure out how to avoid foods that trigger your child’s condition and cause symptoms. That often includes things like dairy, eggs, wheat and peanuts, which are commonly used when cooking meals.

But living with eosinophilic esophagitis can get easier over time. At Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Diseases Program, our allergists help identify foods a child with EoE should avoid, and then our registered dietitians provide guidance on how to structure a balanced diet that excludes those foods.

Beyond recommending an EoE diet, our Program also offers education and support for your child and your entire family. From general tips to EoE awareness organizations, we’ve complied some additional information that may help.

Multidisciplinary care for EoE

Because EoE can affect many aspects of a child’s life, at Children's Colorado experts from multiple specialties work together to address your child’s specific health needs. Learn about the types of specialists you’ll meet and the resources they’ll provide to ensure the best care for your child and your whole family:

  • Allergist: focuses on identifying foods that trigger symptoms and provides care for other allergic diseases
  • Gastroenterologist: identifies and treats esophageal inflammation and complications including esophageal strictures
  • Registered dietitian: evaluates a patient’s current dietary preferences and creates a therapeutic and feasible nutrition plan
  • Feeding specialist: evaluates a patient’s current eating habits and family dynamics and works to create a treatment plan that is best for both short- and long-term healthy eating
  • Psychologist: works with a patient and their family to learn healthy ways to cope with living with eosinophilic esophagitis

EoE awareness and support organizations

When your child or teen has a serious condition like EoE, it’s important to seek information from credible resources. Visit the following websites for additional information and support for living with EoE:

EoE books

For kids

  • Eating Isn’t Always Easy: Ben’s story about his Eosinophilic Esophagitis, by Nancy S. Rotter, PhD, and Qian Yuan, MD, PhD
  • Macaroni Isn’t the Same Without Cheese: Danny’s story about his Eosinophilic Esophagitis, by Nancy S. Rotter, PhD, and Qian Yuan, MD, PhD

For teens and parents

  • My Real-Word Guide for Eosinophilic Esophagitis, by Danielle Travis
  • Food Allergies: A Complete Guide for Eating when Your Life Depends on It, by Scott Sicherer
  • Food Allergies for Dummies, by Robert A. Wood and Joe Kraynak
  • Food Allergy Survival Guide: Surviving and Thriving with Food Allergies and Sensitivities, by Vesanto Melina, Dina Aronson and Jo Stepaniak
  • The Parents’ Guide to Food Allergies: Clear and Complete Advice from the Experts on Raising Your Food-Allergic Child, by Marianne Barber

Child nutrition books for parents

  • Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense, by Ellen Satter
  • Fearless Eating: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School, by Jill Castle and Maryann Jacobsen

Learn more about our comprehensive approach to EoE treatment.

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