Home > Parenting > Child > Nutrition 24 January 2014 Chunks of foods a hazard for toddlers Big chunks of food could pose a choking hazard for toddlers. 0 iStock ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » Autistic savant 'reads minds' Tasting a lemon for the first time Little mouths and throats aren't suited for big chunks of food, which could pose a choking hazard. The American Academy of Paediatrics says parents should avoid giving their toddlers: Whole hot dogs (should be sliced). Jelly beans and other hard candies, as well as nuts, seeds and popcorn. Thick chunks of peanut butter. Raw crunchy vegetables, such as green beans, carrots or celery. Whole cherry tomatoes or grapes (they should be quartered). Big chunks of meat, fruit, raw veggies or potatoes.Read more: • Toddlers' foods often too salty • How baby's healthy diet feeds IQ Copyright © 2015 HealthDay. All rights reserved. More in Parenting Rice cereals introduce babies to junk food – Noakes More: ChildNutrition advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Cipla Nutrition- Dummies Guide to Enduro Prep 4 clever ways to stay active this winter Key signs you need a change in diet Clear your head with fast-acting, long-lasting Sinutab® Nasal Spray Live healthier PMS, depression & suicide » Don't let PMS get you down Symptoms of PMS Diagnosing PMS The link between PMS, depression and suicidal thoughts The symptoms of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are similar to those of PMS, but generally more severe – and could include depression and even thoughts of suicide. A vegan marathon runner » Comrades: don't run if you're ill Fuel your body for the Comrades Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Donovan Will, who is training to run the Comrades Marathon, speaks to Health24 about his plant based diet and fears of getting injured ahead of the big race.