The pioneers in FODMAP research, researchers at Monash University coined the “FODMAP” term and developed the low FODMAP diet over 14 years ago. FODMAPs is the family of short chain carbohydrates that triggers symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which affects 1 in 7 people globally. There is now a high level of clinical evidence for the diet and it is becoming the primary therapy for managing IBS. The low FODMAP diet is highly effective in 3 out of 4 IBS patients.
Following years of research, the Monash FODMAP team has built an ecosystem to support patients, as well as dietitians and healthcare professionals keen to provide the right advice to their patients on the diet. This includes the highly popular Monash University FODMAP Diet App, the essential tool for everyone following the low FODMAP diet, online FODMAP courses for patients and for dietitians, and a dietitian directory to make it easy for patients to find a FODMAP trained dietitian in their area.
The Monash FODMAP team manages a certification program for food industry which translates the science of a low FODMAP diet into practice. The program was established out of a necessity to meet overwhelming consumer demand for low FODMAP products and for food industry to provide such products. Shop with confidence by looking for the blue Monash certified symbol on labels, online and in promotions. A list of Monash certified brands are listed in the Monash FODMAP app and at the Monash FODMAP website.
Visit monashfodmap.com to learn more about FODMAPs and the low FODMAP diet, along with a range of support materials. Featuring a blog where low FODMAP recipe ideas, useful tips and current news on FODMAP research are shared, it is the central place to help you follow the low FODMAP diet.