A client with diverticulitis fills out her lunch menu after instruction from the nurse on proper diet. Which selection by the client demonstrates the need for further teaching?

  • tuna salad on tomato with crackers and a banana
  • egg salad on whole wheat bread and a pear
  • creamy peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich and an orange
  • chicken salad on pita bread and a plum
Number 1 is correct.
Clients with diverticulitis should consume low-roughage foods, avoiding nuts, seeds, popcorn, and raw celery. Seeds and tomatoes should be avoided. Consuming high-fiber foods such as fresh fruit and whole wheat bread is encouraged. Creamy peanut butter and jelly may be consumed by persons with diverticulitis. Chicken salad may be consumed by clients with diverticulitis.