Home > Are you Parent of the Year? Take our survey > 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 TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » How to stimulate your baby Baby born as truck kills mother 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 Are you Parent of the Year? Take our survey Is your child a picky eater? It could be a sign of depression or anxiety More: ChildNutrition advertisement Get a quote Fedhealth - What cover is right for you? Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Migraines – more than just a headache Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Live healthier » Novel health supplement now available in SA stores Omega Caro-E, a locally developed and patented fish oil supplement is now available in South Africa. » Reduce bladder leakages by clenching Stirling Gravitas, gold medallist at life, explains how to beat those bladder leakages!