Be thoughtful about safe eating practices to help reduce risk of choking, manage food allergy and maintain kitchen safety.
For young children, choose snacks based on your child’s eating ability to help reduce the risk of choking. Children should always be seated, supervised when eating and chew well before swallowing. Learn more about certain foods that should be avoided by young children.
If managing a food allergy, always carefully read ingredient information on packaged food labels every time you purchase foods to avoid potential allergens. Read the ingredient statement including the “contains” statement and precautionary allergen labeling (such as “may contain” or “manufactured on shared equipment”).
When preparing and serving foods, wash hands, sanitize surfaces, use care and adult supervision with knives and kitchen equipment, and serve hot and cold foods at safe temperatures.