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Gimme' a Break. Choke Proof Hotdogs?

Melissa Clouthier at Right Wing News worries that we're all becoming weenies:

Any mother worth her title knows that grapes are the number one choking hazard. At my kid's pre-school, they actually make parents cut up grapes due to the risk. No warning on hotdogs, though. Until now:

Nutritionists have long warned of the perils of hot dogs: fat, sodium and preservatives to name a few.

Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants foods like hot dogs to come with a warning label — not because of their nutritional risks but because they pose a choking hazard to babies and children.
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Philippa said...

Actually, my mom always cuts hot dogs lengthwise for the little kids. I don't think things like this should be taken as a total joke - Recently a little girl from a family that our friends know died from strangling herself on the cord of their window blinds. Pointless deaths like that are just tragic, especially since they are so avoidable. Like my mother, I would rather be overly cautious than see my tiny brothers get hurt from my carelessness.

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