Headshot of Colleen WebbMeet Colleen

I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist with years of experience counseling patients with complicated gastrointestinal issues, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and IBS. My fascination with nutrition and gut health began in 2011 when I started working at the inflammatory bowel disease center at Weill Cornell Medicine in NYC. That’s where I discovered that a strong gut is essential for optimal health.

My mission is to improve lives by empowering people to use food to improve their digestive health. I do this through counseling patients in my private practice, teaching graduate students at NYU, instructing medical students at Weill Cornell Medical School, blogging, lecturing nationwide, and creating tools for patients and health care providers as co-founder of Wellness By Food. Wellness by food is a nutrition and lifestyle resource for people with inflammatory bowel disease.

My professional experience has made me a go-to authority for physicians, patients, and other dietitians seeking answers to their gut-related questions.

I’m psyched to be part of the FODMAP Everyday Success Team because I’ve helped countless individuals successfully change their lives for the better using the low FODMAP diet. I love how FODMAP Everyday shows patients how delicious low FODMAP food can taste.

In my free time, I love spending time with my family exploring NYC, traveling, cooking, and snuggling with my baby boy.


Professional Bio

  • Colleen D. Webb, MS, RDN, CLT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in New York City. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University.
  • After Colleen completed her dietetic internship at the James J. Peter’s VA Medical Center in the Bronx, she worked as a clinical nutritionist at the Roberts IBD Center, a specialized practice within the gastroenterology and hepatology department at Weill Cornell Medicine. Besides counseling patients, Colleen established a nutrition education and mentorship program for physicians, medical students, and graduate-level nutrition students to learn more about nutrition’s role in managing IBD and other gastrointestinal conditions.
  • In 2013 Colleen established her private practice, Colleen Webb Nutrition, where she continues to counsel patients with complex gastrointestinal issues. She uses a variety of dietary interventions to personalize nutrition care, including the low FODMAP diet, low roughage diet, and Mediator Release Testing for food sensitivities.
  • Colleen speaks regularly on nutrition and gut health. She’s particularly interested in food’s impact on the gut microbiome and presented on this topic at the national Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston, MA in 2016.

In 2017 Colleen joined forces to establish Wellness By Food, a nutrition and lifestyle resource for people with inflammatory bowel disease and healthcare providers. The Wellness By Food team is hard-at-work creating tools to help patients and providers use food and nutrition to better manage IBD.


Publications

Eating With IBD: The Essentials eBook

Magazines, such as Shape and Eating Well, and online articles, including Everyday Health and WebMD.

Description of Practice

Colleen’s mission is to improve lives by empowering those with GI issues to use food and nutrition to manage digestive health. She does this through one-on-one counseling, blogging, and the Wellness By Food weekly newsletter and eBook.

She specializes in the following conditions:

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Microscopic colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Food intolerances
  • Food sensitivities
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
  • GERD
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain / discomfort
  • Other digestive conditions
Click here to connect with Colleen to learn more about her services, including counseling, food sensitivity testing, speaking, and writing.

Use your low FODMAP adventure as an opportunity to try out new recipes – ones you wouldn’t try otherwise. Sure, it’s easy to focus on the foods you can’t eat, but there are lots of yummy foods you CAN eat. Have fun with it.

My Favorite Low FODMAP Recipe Header

FODMAP Everyday’s Vegetable Latkes. I’m a sucker for potato latkes and now that I have a food processor, I can grate potatoes in no-time. This recipe satisfies my latke craving while using up leftover veggies and boosting total nutrient content.