Include chicken broth in the toddler's diet.
The nurse should identify that chicken and beef broths contain excessive amounts of sodium and too little carbohydrates.
Feed the toddler the BRAT diet.
The BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast) contains little nutritional value, containing inadequate amounts of protein and electrolytes but is high in simple carbohydrates.
Initiate oral rehydration therapy for the toddler.
Diarrhea causes dehydration, which results in fluid volume deficit. With the goal of restoring fluid balance, the nurse should administer an oral rehydration solution that contains sodium, potassium, chloride, citrate or bicarbonate, and glucose. CORRECT
Offer the toddler flavored gelatin.
Gelatin is high in carbohydrates, low in electrolytes, and high in osmolality which can prolong diarrhea and electrolyte imbalance.