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Child Chokes on Carrot Stick

In a tragic incident in New York, a two-year-old girl choked to death on a carrot stick she found in her teacher's bag. Many adults do not realize how dangerous small, hard foods can be for young children. The American Academy of Pediatrics has a list of dangerous foods, including such common foods as chunks of peanut butter or apples.

The center owner, acting on either good instincts or good advice, issued a well-crafted statement to the media, saying, "We are providing counseling support for our staff who were with the child and offer our total support, thought and prayers for the child's family."

Hat tip: Minor Troubles

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