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Peanut butter to popcorn -- avoid choking hazards for children

Peanut butter, raisins , marshmallows, and popcorn -- all sound like perfect chewy treats for children. But such snacks can also pose a choking threat to their small throats. Pediatrician Ginette Archinal has some tips on how to break up food for youngsters' plates, and what to do if a child chokes on food or other small, everyday objects.

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