Choking Prevention

Supplement A: Practice Choking Prevention (PDF | 1.27 MB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Identifies foods that pose a choking risk, serving tips to prevent choking, and guidance for safe mealtimes. From the Nutrition and Wellness Tips for Young Children: Provider Handbook for the CACFP.


Feeding Infants: A Guide for Use in the Child Nutrition Programs (Chapter 9) (PDF | 116 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

This chapter focuses on preventing choking in infants and children in child care settings. View the full Infant Feeding Guide here.


Foods Associated with Choking (PDF | 38 KB)

USDA. NAL. WIC Works Resource System.

This job aid from WIC Learning Online provides a list of foods to avoid serving to young children.


Infant and Child Lifesaving Steps (PDF | 35 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Appendix A from Building Blocks for Fun and Healthy Meals provides choking prevention tips as well as a mini poster of infant and child lifesaving steps from the American Red Cross.


MyPlate Food Safety: Choking Hazards

USDA. The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Provides a list of foods that may be choking hazards and tips to prevent choking.


Preventing Choking on Food by Children: Safe Practice Guidelines for Child Care Facilities

Public Health Seattle & King County. Child Care Health Program.

Information on what to look for when choosing foods for children.