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Advice for parents/carers regarding choking

A reminder to parents/carers regarding the size of foods suitable for young children to avoid choking.


You may be aware that there has unfortunately recently been another case of a young child who has died due to choking on food that has not been cut to the correct size.


We therefore want to remind all families that any foods that they give to their child to eat MUST be cut into small pieces and that children must never be left alone while eating.

All foods that are sent into Nursery in lunch boxes MUST be cut up into quarters - any that are not will be sent back home and your child will not be allowed to eat them.  


Lists of foods included are:

  • grapes
  • sausages - this includes cocktail and pepporami
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • cherry tomatoes
  • carrots
  • apples/pear

As well as anything else we feel is a risk


Although not allowed in lunchboxes other foods to be aware of at home are:

  • marshmallows
  • lollipops
  • nuts
  • peanut butter
  • hard sweets - boiled sweets, jellies and mini eggs


We thank everybody for their support in keeping all of our children safe.