A mother asks the home health nurse for guidance on what foods are safe to give her child, who is on strict neutropenic precautions. The nurse looks at the mother’s grocery list and advises her to avoid

  1. canned peaches.
  2. pasteurized whole milk.
  3. the fresh veggie tray.
  4. fresh bananas.
Number 3 is correct.
On a neutropenic diet, clients should avoid unpasteurized dairy products, raw or undercooked meats, uncooked eggs, and uncooked, raw vegetables. Fresh, uncooked fruits are only acceptable if they can be peeled, such as bananas or oranges.