Choking happens very quickly and it can happen to anyone. Every year hundreds of children require hospital treatment from choking in the UK and unfortunately on average one dies every month.
The Food Standard Agency have issued 2 posters which can be displayed within your setting wherever food is prepared or served to help reduce the risk; Choking Hazards and Food Safety Advice.
Finger Foods are considered the best way to introduce foods to young children to foods with minimal risk of choking. This short video on Preparing Food Safely for Young Children from Early Start Nutrition are really useful resources on food preparation
The Food safety page on the Help for early years providers website provides EYFS guidance, more in depth information plus further resources on the topic.
Further advise on a range of topics ans a quiz can be found on our Advise & Information page.