It wasn’t long after The Eating Game was created and families benefited that requests came in from parents and friends who said, “I could use this meal planner myself, but I don’t need the food pictures.” Given that The Eating Game meal planning chart was based on the recommendations of Canada’s Food Guide it was a good choice for anyone. The charts for The Eating Game (from age 2 – 51+) were easily adapted to create a new product we called Eater’s Choice Daily Meal Planner. However, because of the additional skill requirements of reading and writing, we decided initially to focus on ages 14 – 18 to ages 51+.
Created for Children too!
While attending a conference a father spoke to me about his autistic daughter. He thought although she was only 4 years old, she would benefit from the Eater’s Choice Daily Meal Planner. She did not need the food pictures and was at the time very focused on reading and printing words. I was able to create this for him to take home from the conference and it was a success! We have now added two more packages to this line of products: Children ages 4 – 8 years and Children ages 9 – 13 years.
Many children with autism respond very positively to visual supports and as Temple Grandin has explained so well, many think in pictures! So The Eating Game is a solution that will support these children in developing much healthier eating habits.
Now, for many children with autism (and those without autism of all ages!) visual supports are valuable. But for others, written words rather than pictures. So now the Eater`s Choice line of products will be an excellent tool for them to improve their eating habits!
It is always helpful when developing new products to get feedback from others. Thanks to those of you who contact us with comments and or requests. We also appreciate any testimonials that come our way. Of course a picture to support your words would be great too! Let`s us know how we are doing.