Reducing food-related choking for babies and young children at early learning services

Published online: 
07 December 2020
Reducing food-related choking for babies and young children at early learning services.

This publication provides Ministry of Health’s recommendations on reducing the risk of food-related choking in early learning services such as early childhood education services, ngā kōhanga reo and certificated playgroups.

This advice is based on the Ministry of Health’s recommendations at Food-related choking in young children, but has been adapted for licensed early learning services such as early childhood education services, ngā kōhanga reo and certificated playgroups. The original advice is for parents and caregivers who have a good awareness of a child’s stage of development, and who can closely supervise a child. This close relationship and degree of supervision is not often possible in early learning services, so the advice here is more prescriptive to manage the risk involved.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    07 December 2020
  • ISBN:
    978-1-99-002970-7
  • HP number:
    7526
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2020. Reducing food-related choking for babies and young children at early learning services. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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