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Choking Prevention

Choking Prevention

These Foods Are Unsafe for Kids Under 4 Years-Old

  • Whole grapes
  • Pretzels, chips
  • Hot dogs (whole or sliced into rounds)
  • Spoonfuls of peanut butter
  • Nuts, seeds, peanuts
  • Large chunks of meat
  • Raw carrots cut in rounds
  • Raisins and other dried fruits
  • Popcorn
  • Fish with bones
  • Raw peas
  • Mini-marshmallows
  • Hard candy
  • Ice cubes

Alter Foods to Make Them Safe

Some foods can be changed to make them safe for young children.

FoodHow to Change
Hot dogsCut in quarters lengthwise, then into small pieces.
Whole grapesCut in half lengthwise.
NutsChop finely.
Raw carrotsChop finely or cut into thin strips.
Peanut butterSpread thinly on crackers; mix with applesauce and cinnamon and spread thinly on bread

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Child Health Promotion (CHP) Program

Main: 303-413-7500
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