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Tragic Choking Incident in Miyama City School Raises Safety Concerns

A first-grade boy tragically died after choking on a quail egg included in his school lunch at an elementary school in Miyama City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The incident occurred during lunchtime on the 26th, leading to immediate but unsuccessful attempts to aid him. This event has prompted deep reflection and a reevaluation of school meal safety, particularly regarding the inclusion of small-sized food items like quail eggs. Following the incident, the Miyama City Board of Education is reconsidering the use of such ingredients and focusing on enhanced eating guidance for students. This has sparked a broader discussion in Fukuoka Prefecture, with some municipalities ceasing the provision of quail eggs to younger students and reinforcing the importance of safe eating practices. The incident highlights the ongoing need for vigilant supervision and age-appropriate food choices in school environments to prevent such tragedies. Source: RKB

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Fukuoka Prefecture
Published: Feb 29, 2024 / Last Updated: Feb 29, 2024

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