Just a reminder to chop up grapes and cherry tomatoes if adding them to your child’s lunch box.
There have been reports about the dangers of feeding children under 5 whole grapes (and cherry tomatoes) Grapes are the third most common cause of death in children under 5. This is due to children choking on whole grapes.
Parents, carers and health professionals need to be aware and cut the grapes in half before given to children. This is practised at pre school and we do cut grapes if we see them in lunch boxes. However, we would rather they came already cut for your child’s safety and so we can continue to supervise all children during lunch sessions without leaving the table to cut fruit in the kitchen.
Thank you 🙂