Surgeon highlights food choking hazards for kids

Horrified by the statistic, a paediatric surgeon, Dr Nina Shapiro, from the Mattel Children’s Hospital, is spearheading a novel crowdfunding campaign (#EatSAFE on Twitter) in a bid to finance public awareness-raising.

Many parents do not understand that the diameter of a child’s airway is only about the same size as their pinky, she said in publicity material from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr Shapiro said food is more likely than toys