In Brief: Dec. 13, 1999

A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE... Though 9 out of 10 parents claim to know how to be safe with foods for young children, a new survey by the Institute of Pediatric Nutrition reveals that many do not. One of 5 parents believes it's O.K. to feed a young child raw carrots or celery, despite the risk of choking on these foods. One in 3 parents does not consistently wash kitchen counters before preparing baby bottles, despite the risk of bacterial contamination. The Institute of Pediatric Nutrition offers food-safety information by phone at 800-721-5BABY.

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