Learning about a range of new foods is great for the development of young bodies and brains but exploring safely should always be first priority.
There are some really well known food safety tips for under 5s, including:
- Cut small fruits such as grapes, berries and tomatoes lengthways, then into quarters
- Steam or boil firm vegetables like carrots, yams or broccoli
- Remove bones from meat and fish
- Don’t give whole nuts
But did you know that foods that foods such as bread, jelly and marshmallows could also could create choking hazards? We’ve created the free ‘Guide to Early Years Catering’, for advice about safe foods for little ones, nutrition for under 5s, menu planning and much more