On the news tonight, they said the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for hot dog producers to come up with a different shape for the hot dog wiener in order to reduce the incidence of kids choking on hot dogs.

I would have thought the American Academy of Pediatrics would have instead come out with a statement saying stop feeding your kids garbage and cook them some real food for crying out loud!
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Originally posted by mitPradikat:
On the news tonight, they said the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for hot dog producers to come up with a different shape for the hot dog wiener in order to reduce the incidence of kids choking on hot dogs.

I would have thought the American Academy of Pediatrics would have instead come out with a statement saying stop feeding your kids garbage and cook them some real food for crying out loud!


Square, cubed, pyramid? Stupid. Kids will choke on anything small, a bit hard. Maybe make a hot dog milk shake and then they can drink it. The AAofP is insane.

How come they don't choke on burgers?
Yeah ... the announcement is stupid. Why not advise parents to just keep feeding them Gerbers until the kid is smart enough to chew the food well. Stupid parents should wise up and not expect others to make up for their stupidity.
REEEEE-Diculos!! A couple of years ago I BBQ'ed at my son's school and hotdogs were fine. The next year I got the same BS about them being a choking hazard and had to make hamburgers for a bunch of 4 and 5 year olds. To make matters worse some of the parents bought pre-made brontasauraus burgers from Costco. The kids could barely get there mouth around them and we wasted a ton of food. However, they served grapes and they are not a choking hazard?!?!?!?
I guess the concern comes from the fact that pieces of hot dog happen to be exactly the size that would lodge in a child's trachea.

Experts recommend that when serving hot dogs to children, they should be cut into small pieces or the wiener should be sliced in half lengthwise.

I still maintain that if you really care about your child's health, you would not serve them rendered snouts, anuses and nitrites in the first place.
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Originally posted by mitPradikat:
I guess the concern comes from the fact that pieces of hot dog happen to be exactly the size that would lodge in a child's trachea.

Experts recommend that when serving hot dogs to children, they should be cut into small pieces or the wiener should be sliced in half lengthwise.

I still maintain that if you really care about your child's health, you would not serve them rendered snouts, anuses and nitrites in the first place.


The size of the trachea's lumen is about the size of their pinky; much smaller than a hot dog.

Don't understand where this hot dog thing comes from. Confused
Here's more info. Turns out hot dogs are just one of many items that the AAP cites as dangerous to children, including a variety of inanimate household objects.

It's a wonder any of us made it out of childhood!
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Originally posted by redknife:

The size of the trachea's lumen is about the size of their pinky; much smaller than a hot dog.


You're right, of course. It must be something to do with the consistency of the wiener material that a piece larger than the actual lumen gets wedged in and can't get back out.
Speaking fo hot dogs - I heard about this on the radio today. A hot dog topped with Cheese-Wiz on a bun made out of a Twinkie?

At least when I eat a hot dog it is all-beef and Kosher - at least that is what the packaging says.
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Originally posted by Ed Bowers:
Anything smaller than a watermelon is a choking hazard.
Not for this girl I know.
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Originally posted by mitPradikat:

I still maintain that if you really care about your child's health, you would not serve them rendered snouts, anuses and nitrites in the first place.


Blasphemy!!!! The hot dog is the perfect food. It is great by itself or in beans or in mac and cheese. A Bar-b-que isnt really a Bar-b-que without and and a baseball game isnt a baseball game without a dog and a beer.
Karin Kinsella once choked on a hot dog while watching the baseball men, then Archie Graham noticed it and crossed the foul line, and turned into Doc Graham at then hit her back a few times and Karin coughed up the piece of hot dog and she stopped choking.
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Originally posted by jburman82:
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Originally posted by mitPradikat:

I still maintain that if you really care about your child's health, you would not serve them rendered snouts, anuses and nitrites in the first place.


Blasphemy!!!!



I agree.

Anyone who has to serve their kids rendered snouts, anuses and nitrites has just never learned how to lightly sauté them properly.
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Originally posted by mitPradikat:
On the news tonight, they said the American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for hot dog producers to come up with a different shape for the hot dog wiener in order to reduce the incidence of kids choking on hot dogs.

I would have thought the American Academy of Pediatrics would have instead come out with a statement saying stop feeding your kids garbage and cook them some real food for crying out loud!

They also say anythig that fits in a paper towel tube is a choking hazzard. But as for the shape I thought they had a different one and it's called balogna. Sure seems like a flatened hotdog to me.

I saw how they make deli meats on the show Modern Marvels. Most deli meats are made of the same processed crap in the same manner, which is why I get Boars Head deli meats whenever possible. Of course if I'm at a game I need my snouts, anuses and nitrates. Preferably with some spicy mustard and saurkraut. Mmmm.

Oh yeah, fish has mercury, beef and chicken have hormones and pigs are just a filthy animal to begin with. You can cook kids all the great food you like but sometimes, a lot of the time actually, they just won't eat it. They don't always want a strip steak or grilled salmon. Just let the kids eat what they like in moderation as long as they're active and get regular exercise and they'll be fine.
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Originally posted by mneeley490:
You take away my monster $1.50 dog and pop from Costco, and the terrorists win.

Big Grin Today's good hearty laugh. Thanks, mneeley.
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Originally posted by mitPradikat:

I would have thought the American Academy of Pediatrics would have instead come out with a statement saying stop feeding your kids garbage and cook them some real food for crying out loud!


I think you are overestimating Americans.
I have an 18 year old autistic son who, today, will eat about anything (and everything!) But when he was very small, he would eat only foods that were bland and, preferably, white. Mashed potatos, cream of wheat, white bread, etc. Trying to get any kind of protein or nutrition into him was a huge challenge. Thankfully, he made an exception for bologna and hotdogs. It wasn't ideal, but I don't know what we'd have done without it. He has a 17 year old autistic friend who eats only hotdogs, Ruffles, and root beer. Take away that kid's hotdogs and he'll starve.
The new Twins stadium is opening up this spring and Hormel lost the hotdog contract so no more $1 dome dogs at the new stadium. I hope they bring in some good dogs, maybe something from chicago.
I know at Fenway the Red Sox have the recipe they make the company follow for the Fenway Frank and they're the same hot dog no matter which company makes them at the time. Whichever company will make it the cheapest or pay the most for the rights to say they make the Fenway Frank wins.
Mmmm! Fenway Franks! And to think I wasted tonight on veal chops and foie gras. I plead to being a low-life.
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Mmmm! Fenway Franks! And to think I wasted tonight on veal chops and foie gras. I plead to being a low-life.

LOL!
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I still maintain that if you really care about your child's health, you would not serve them rendered snouts, anuses and nitrites in the first place.


Mmmmm.....snouts.....
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Originally posted by Steti:
Hang on, what other shape could they possibly be? In terms of retaining the same way kids like eating them..


Torus?

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