A photo of a child’s packed lunch has divided opinions on social media, with some people thinking it looks delicious, but others claiming the contents inside are “dangerous”.
Shared on Facebook by a mum, the box contains a number of different snacks, including slices of apple, raisins, nuts, pretzel sticks, cheese and pigs in blankets.
The food was packed for a two-year-old child which caused concern amongst some parents who felt that a couple of the items were “choking hazards”.
They shamed the mum for making the lunch and not “seeing the real risk” inside the box.
Do you see the problem?
One person replied: “Food looks great and nut butters are great but whole nuts for a two-year-old is extremely dangerous.”
Another commented: “Looks good I wouldn’t recommend peanuts under three years old, but it’s what you’re comfortable with.”
Someone else wrote: “It’s really annoying to see parents not seeing the real risk or thinking it will never happen to them.”
A different user added: “Peanuts are always a risk of the choking hazard doesn’t matter what age you are.”
A fifth person shared a horrendous tale about her young nephew eating nuts.
They said: “My nephew ate a chocolate-covered almond and he aspirated the almond and it went into his lung.
“He nearly died they didn’t know what was wrong until his lung finally collapsed.”
While a fellow parent shared a list of foods they claimed should be “kept away” from any child under the age of four, such as hot dogs, nuts and seeds, whole grapes, popcorn and chunks of raw vegetable.
It’s not clear where they got this list from, however a number of other people in the Facebook comments agreed with them.
According to the NHS, whole nuts should not be given to children under the age of five.
Their website says: “Whole nuts and peanuts shouldn’t be given to children under 5 years old, as they can choke on them.
“You can give your baby nuts and peanuts from around 6 months old, as long as they’re crushed, ground or a smooth nut or peanut butter.
“If there’s a history of food allergies or other allergies in your family, talk to your GP or health visitor before introducing nuts and peanuts.”
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