Choking Prevention

Supplement A: Practice Choking Prevention (June 2013) (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) (December 2001) (PDF | 116 KB)

USDA. FNS.

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 (2007) (PDF | 38 KB)

USDA. NAL. WIC Works Resource System.

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


Choose MyPlate Food Safety

United States Department of Agriculture.

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