Suggested Game Rules to let your child try new foods and make it fun.
1- Divide the food up into the 8 compartments. (including new items)
2- Setup your own point system depending on the child’s age.
i.e. when you eat something from the Mouse or Dog tray, you get two points. All others, you get one point. Or you must eat something from the tray that the arrow lands on to proceed.
3- A treat is suggested as a reward for the most bites, finishing the meal, or for who “wins” the with the most points (if 2 kids)
4- You can play with one or more players.
Siblings are encouraged to play against each other. Parents can participate.
Have fun. Eat new foods. Laugh. Play. Eat.
We suggest playing once or twice a week only, to keep up the excitement for the game
Let's Play ! Let's Eat !
Based on a true story:
Once upon a time there was a little family; a mommy, a daddy and a cat. The mommy and the daddy wanted so badly to have a child and one day they did. They had a beautiful little girl, who was very smart. They were very excited and had all kinds of plans for her. She would read the best books, hang out with the brightest and smartest friends, have no screen time and eat the perfect healthy foods. And then… Life happened.
The cat didn’t care about any of this. She just laid in a spot of sunshine on the floor.
When the little girl, who was very smart, turned two, she started to have her own opinions about what to eat. And she decided to stick with Mac & Cheese as the main source of nutrition. The mommy and daddy were very distraught as this is not at all what they had planned for her perfect little childhood. They tried to come up with many ways of making the little girl, who was very smart, eat her foods. Bribing her with treats didn’t help. Explaining the woes of the world didn’t help. Flying airplane spoons didn’t help. Bringing grandma over to talk about starvation didn’t help. Yelling at her didn’t help.
And the cat didn’t care to help.
Then one day, they decided to make eating FUN. The mommy and daddy invented the SpinMeal plate. The arrow would spin and the little girl, who was very smart, squealed with glee and was so proud when she won a point by eating a new food. When she first tasted Yams, she yelled I LOVE THIS! Soon her palate was expanding. And as she grew, so did her appetite for new favorite foods. The little girl, who was very smart, was no longer a picky eater and her mommy and daddy were soooo happy and could finally get some sleep at night. Sort of….
The cat still didn’t care.