Eating: Tips, Equipment and Techniques

This Fact Sheet accompanies the Eating class in the Techniques for Everyday Tasks classroom.

Problems with eating may be caused by:

Physical aspects of eating

Environmental aspects of eating:

Tips to increase or maintain good eating habits:

Web Sites for Assistive Devices

http://www.dynamic-living.com/
(for adaptive utensils and dishes look under “Easy Dining”) (for Dycem placemats look under “Baking” then “Dycem mats”)
http://ecom1.sammonspreston.com/
(for insulated dishware and adaptive utensils and dishes look under “kitchen and dining self helpers” )
http://www.brucemedical.com/
(for “Thick-it” look under “Foods/Beverages” then “Food and beverages thickeners”)
http://www.caregiversmarketplace.com/
(for “Thicken-Up” look under “Medical Nutrition” then “swallowing problems” then “view swallowing problems”)

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College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida