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 © 2016 HealthDay. All rights reserved. More in Parenting Childhood gardening may encourage fruit and veg consumption 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 How to still have a good life with diabetes Eye-Q: R50 off! Lose weight Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Live healthier Love coffee? Your heart may too » What to eat for white teeth Bad foods for teeth-whitening Do any of these drinks cause your teeth to hurt? Savour your coffee – with a bright smile Here's how to stop coffee from staining your teeth while enjoying all its health benefits. Get your groove back! » Get your move on! Morning run? 5 exercises to start your summer fitness regime 6 easy ways to make your workout fun again Some inspiration to make sure your workout routine don't become tedious.