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Top 9 Choking Foods

by Lindsay Hutton

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), one child dies every five days from choking on food, making it the leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under. The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labels of foods that pose a choking risk to young children. Read on to discover the biggest choking hazards, and find ways to make them a little safer for your child. Looking for more tips? Watch this video from Cloudmom for great finger food ideas, choking hazards for babies, and more.

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Hot Dogs


Hot dogs are one of the most common foods that children choke on. To minimize risk, cut them lengthwise and then chop them up into very small, irregular shapes.

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August 27, 2014



Don't be afraid of fats! Healthy fats, like those found in nuts, avocado, or cheese, make great lunch additions or snacks, and will help keep your child full until the end of the school day.


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