From the "Are You Kidding Me?" file comes this doozy. A policy statement this week from the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for the redesign of "high-risk" foods, such as the ever-dangerous hot dog, because they are choking hazards for young children.
The group also is now calling for warning labels on such foods, noting that such labels are federally mandated for toys that might lead to choking.
Correct me if I'm wrong. Aren't the warning labels on toys basically there to alert parents that the toy contains small pieces that a small child could choke on? I would consider that reasonable since, at first glance, it might be tough for a parent to know if a packaged toy has small pieces.
But when it comes to food, couldn't a child (or an adult for that matter) choke on virtually any type of food if the food isn't properly chewed?
Beyond that, I'm pretty fed up with these "groups" and the government assuming that all people are stupid and need to be told what to do every waking hour. I don't know about you, but I would say most parents are smart enough to know that certain food needs to be cut up into smaller pieces so that their child doesn't choke. And those that actually aren't smart enough to know that probably aren't smart enough to be able to read a warning label either.