IT’S A GOOD THING!

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There are 5 meal planning charts for ages: 2-3, 4-8, 9-13, females 14 -18, males 14-18. Ask us to substitute charts if you want to use this with someone 19-51+ years. Charts are laminated with  Velcro buttons and color coded to match the food pictures.

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Parents present food pictures from the four groups of pictures. The user then makes their choices for meals and snacks sticking the pictures on the charts. The pictures are laminated with Velcro buttons and color coordinated to match the colors on the charts. Green is Fruit & Vegetables, Yellow is Grains, Red is meat & Alternatives and Blue is Milk & Alternatives.

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The Eating Game ensures a healthy choice of foods to meet the recommended requirements for daily servings! Great as part of a regular daily routine!

Kids like the high visual component that allows full participation with any verbal response. They like the structure, routine & predictability. They love being in control of choices. Parents love that there are no more mealtime battles and their kids are healthier and happier. They have managed to create an eating environment that meets the needs of their child and family. It is a good thing!

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Jean Nicol was a Special Education Teacher who after 10 years of retirement continues to be a very passionate autism advocate especially in the international autism community via social media. In 1970 Jean began her working career as a Home Economics Teacher after completing a BSc in Nutrition at St Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Four years later she completed her BEd and began teaching elementary school where she quickly found her calling in Special Education and completed the Post Grad Special Education Program at Ottawa University. This was the beginning of a very rewarding 20 years in special education; with a desire to learn as much as she could about autism working with many children from preschool age to teenagers and young adults, as a teacher and community volunteer. Jean ended her working career as an Autism Consultant in the local public schools for 2 years. Then all of her education and work experience came together to keep her very busy in her retirement with her invention. During early retirement Jean worked part time as an Early Interventionist in a home visit play centered program for preschoolers with developmental delays. While doing this a friend asked for help in addressing the eating challenges of her six year old autistic son. Jean responded with enthusiasm and created what would become The Eating Game. This program was so successful Jean decided that her time would be well spent creating more of The Eating Game to help so many children with ASD who often deal with eating challenges. Her venture began with a small home business, EYECAN CREATIONS Jean Nicol was a Special Education Teacher who after 10 years of retirement continues to be a very passionate autism advocate especially in the international autism community via social media. In 1970 Jean began her working career as a Home Economics Teacher after completing a BSc in Nutrition at St Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Four years later she completed her BEd and began teaching elementary school where she quickly found her calling in Special Education and completed the Post Grad Special Education Program at Ottawa University. This was the beginning of a very rewarding 20 years in special education; with a desire to learn as much as she could about autism working with many children from preschool age to teenagers and young adults, as a teacher and community volunteer. Jean ended her working career as an Autism Consultant in the local public schools for 2 years. Then all of her education and work experience came together to keep her very busy in her retirement with her invention. During early retirement Jean worked part time as an Early Interventionist in a home visit play centered program for preschoolers with developmental delays. While doing this a friend asked for help in addressing the eating challenges of her six year old autistic son. Jean responded with enthusiasm and created what would become The Eating Game. This program was so successful Jean decided that her time would be well spent creating more of The Eating Game to help so many children with ASD who often deal with eating challenges. Her venture began with a small home business, EYECAN CREATIONS Publications and grew in seven years to now proudly display 2 Eating Game Patents, Canadian and American! Eating Game product development continues to play a role as Jean helps parents and children internationally. Every day is an adventure online meeting and helping friends in the global autism community with eating issues and many other concerns related to autism. Jean believes that key issues in helping children with autism relate to communication and social skill development. She is always ready to help parents work out ways to support their children, to give them “a voice” using visual supports, including social stories. Making a difference in the lives of children with autism and their families makes daily life worthwhile and very rewarding for Jean Nicol. The Eating Game website http://www.theeatinggame.ca/ Twitter https://twitter.com/TheEatingGame Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jean.nicol1 Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheEatingGame Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/1/+JeanNicolTheEatingGame/posts LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/jeannicol Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/theeatinggame/ Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/jeannicol/

8 Comments

  1. Joy Healey says:

    What a fabulous idea :-) Will share on my “health” page.

  2. Ginny Carter says:

    What a great idea to let people choose – especially kids.

    • Jean says:

      Thanks Ginny, kids love it because it is fun and they are in control of the choices – which of course are healthy ones as presented by mom or dad! It works and is making a difference in a lot of lives.

  3. Bonnie Gean says:

    Ask us to substitute charts if you want to use this with someone 19-51+ years.

    Okay, I’m asking! :)

  4. Debra Moser says:

    Hi Jean, tremendous idea! Very creative thank you for sharing.

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