Healthy Eating Guideline 10

Ensure that food is safely prepared for children to eat - from the preparation stages to consumption.

Food safety is a critically important consideration in early childhood settings. It includes managing any possible risk of children choking on food, avoiding both allergic reactions and intolerant or sensitive reactions to foods, and ensuring that food is not contaminated. Each state and territory has specific requirements with regards to food safety and allergies. Be sure to check the requirements for the local area.