BRAT diet (1989)

Orin Hargraves orinkh at CARR.ORG
Fri Jul 2 16:52:57 UTC 2004

>My wife, who is a registered nurse, has used the expression "BRAT diet"
>(meaning bananas, rice, appleSAUCE, and toast) for as long as I have known
>which would be 1979.  She says she does not remember when she first heard the
>term; it may have been from her mother.  I checked some of her old nursing
>the term does not appear in them.
>    - James A. Landau

I first heard the term when I was in the Peace Corps (Morocco, 1980), where it
was recommended as therapy for diarrhea; we were told it was "bananas, rice,
apples, and tea."

Orin Hargraves

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