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Pears are in season (down under!) a great fruit for kids with GERD

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They look beautiful and they taste just lovely. Pop into a lunchbox for school fruit time or chop up as an afterschool snack. Also great on a fruit platter.

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Great snack ideas for kids with GERD

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Small, regular meals and snacks is recommended for kids with GERD (not three large meals a day). I have a list of snacks stuck to my fridge and also have snacks chopped up and ready to go. Try and make everything from scratch (soups, popcorn, dips etc.) rather than buy store bought as these can contain nasties!

Great snacks include –

* apples
* fruit salad (no citrus – use apples, bananas, strawberries, melon, mango)
* carrot sticks
* popcorn
* mug of vegetable soup (made without onion or garlic)
* instant noodles
* pitta chips (pitta bread baked in oven until crisp) with homemade dip, carrot and celery sticks
* corn cobs
* yoghurt pops (low fat yoghurt mixed with berries and banana and frozen)
* snack platter – pop some strawberries, apple, carrot sticks, crackers and dip on a plate and serve
* tortilla toasties with GERD friendly fillings (recipes to follow)

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Pumpkin Soup – a great lunch or snack for Kids with GERD

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Make it without onion or garlic, just chop up 1/2 small pumpkin (squash), add two carrots and cover with low-salt chicken stock. Cover and cook until pumpkin and carrots are soft. Use a blender stick to blend together, serve in a bowl with low-fat cheese* toasties on the side.

* as tolerated

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Kids with GERD, about this blog

This blog is being developed for families of kids suffering from GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) – it will contain ideas, tips, links to articles, recipes and info about kids ( aged from 3 to 12 years old) who suffer from GERD. All the websites I have found on the subject are geared towards either babies or adults, there is virtually nothing for kids aged between 3 – 12 years of age – so it’s my hope that this blog will help fill this gap and help other parents living with a child with GERD… so if you have any ideas, tips or recipes to share – please let me know!