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Resources for food-related choking in young children

The Ministry of Health has reviewed and updated its recommendations to decrease the risk of food-related choking in babies and young children. The updated advice expands on previous Ministry advice and includes a list of foods considered to be of a higher choking risk, with suggestions for minimising risk.

Links to resources from Health Education New Zealand are also included. The resources relate to safe eating practices, starting young children on solid foods and what to do if a child is choking.