Don’t let that food touch each other!! Wonder if you have heard that line before, or witnessed a full on meltdown because the carrot is touching the potatoe.. So here are some useful apps, products and ideas to make mealtimes less stressful.

People who have sensory issues are likely to have resistance to trying new foods because of the texture or taste and even colour.

eat.pngLearn Play Eat (App)

Playful activities and games you can use anytime and anywhere, to help end picky eating.
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Toca Boca Kitchen Series Apps
An award-winning play studio 
Toca Kitchen 


Toca Kitchen Monsters 

They also have great Hair Salon apps to, for the kids that don’t like getting haircuts.

Dr. Panda Restaurant (APP) 
Learn to cook such as slicing, frying, toasting, mixing and baking. Complete a variety of activities such as slicing, frying, toasting, mixing and baking. Also have fun while feeding the animals, decorating the dining rooms, cleaning tables, and recycling garbage. Visit Website

food cubby.jpgFood Dividers !
Whether you want to keep your food from touching or you simply need assistance scooping your food onto your utensils, FoodCubby is the product for you! Visit Website

Boon Platter

GREAT FOR FOOD. GREAT FOR DIPS. GREAT FOR SANITY. How come kids don’t like food that touches? We have no idea but we solved the problem anyway.
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The Toddler Tray does it all. It helps with the mess, the spills and, most importantly, your stress levels. The raised sides help control the mess and stops plates from sliding out of reach. The deep tray both helps contain liquid spills and keep the tray in place at the table edge. Visit Website but also
Google ‘Toosh Coosh Trays’ as prices/stores can vary quite a bit.

Adapted cutlery 
A selection of different cutlery from soft touch, angled to easy grip. Visit Website

Scooper Plate
Suction cup base keeps the plate in place and reduces spilling accidents. High rim and reverse curve on one side aids in scooping food onto a utensil without spilling.

The bottom of the plate has a rubber suction base to prevent skidding. Molded of heat-resistant plastic. Google Scooper Plate as there are quite a few different kinds out there now.

There is also a facebook group called Mealtime Hostage – A Parent to parent peer support for selective eating (selective eating disorder (SED), Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)).

This group focuses on HOW to feed our family, including our extremely finicky / fussy / picky / selective / resistant eaters without pressure (coaxing, bribing, praise, rewards, coercion, sneaking, begging, force or threats). Lots of advice from others in the same situation.
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An online store featuring products to improve the lives of children with special needs. CDP aims to source and bring you the most unique, fun and practical products that are either not available in Australia yet or are scarce to find. Visit Website

Dinner Winner Kids Trays 
Make your kid a winner !!!!  Makes food fun and helps to take the difficulty out of meal time with fussy eaters. The goal is to get to the finish line, where a special covered treat awaits, so even the fussiest eaters will clean their plate! Dinner Winner is moulded from 100% virgin melamine, is BPA free and dishwasher-safe.

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Google ‘Dinner Winner’ as prices/stores can vary quite a bit.


How great are these! Construction, Garden Fairy and Dino Utensil & Plate sets. Visit Website but
Google ‘Constructive Eating’ as prices/stores can vary quite a bit.


Kids Funwares Mealtime Sets Shaped like Trucks and Planes

Back in the day, our parents had to pretend the fork was an airplane, zooming into a tunnel. And we liked it! Well, now kids can take their food on imaginary journeys all on their own with these fun plate and utensil sets for kids that look like dump trucks, airplanes, fire trucks, and tractors. They were designed to teach kids portion control, though we suspect they’ll also be used to help keep food from *gasp* touching!

Google ‘kidsfunwares mealtime sets’ as prices/stores can vary quite a bit.

Liftware Level Cutlery 
The Liftware Level cutlery system uses electronic motion-stabilizing technology to keep the user’s utensil level, regardless of any uncontrolled movements while the user is eating.



The everyday seating solution that grows with your child.

  • Available in 2 sizes
  • Adjustable footplate and seat angles
  • Adjustable depth and height
  • Also available with castors

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