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Brat diet

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I know that the BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, and toast) is recommended for kids with GI issues. We've had several cases of the stomach bug come in. Is it appropriate to suggest this diet (to adults) once clears are tolerated?

mama_d, BSN, RN

Specializes in tele, oncology. Has 10 years experience.

When I had an ileus, that's what the doc told me to do. But I don't recommend puking up bananas. Applesauce comes up much easier IMO.

Here is a Wikipedia article that explains the rationale behind the brat diet as well as some contrary opinions and some alternatives.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BRAT_diet

My kids usually did well with the brat diet and so did dh and I when needed.

Hope this helps.

casi, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 3 years experience.

Darn, here I thought that this thread was all about a new healthy diet composed of just bratwurst.

FYI- The AAP no longer recommends the BRAT diet

FireStarterRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in LTC, Med/Surg, Peds, ICU, Tele. Has 15 years experience.

I thought it was going to be a diet of hot dogs, potato chips, pop and candy!

Extension of brat diet is BRATT (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, and Tea) and BRATY (Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, and Yogurt).

Alternative is also CRAM diet (Cereal, Rice, and Milk)

Bortaz, MSN, RN

Specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU. Has 11 years experience.

Darn, here I thought that this thread was all about a new healthy diet composed of just bratwurst.

Me too. Got my hopes up.

Whispera, MSN, RN

Specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

Now I feel kind of hungry...

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