Why it Works
8 the Plate™ looks different because it IS different. Approaching picky eating as a behavioral issue led to a unique design using child's motivation and independence to grow self-confidence at the table. 8 sections for variety and gamification of mealtime so child does not get bored and uninterested in healthy foods, like vegetables
Favorite foods/treats encourage child to try new foods. Treats can be anything from chocolate to fruit, based on what food your child is motivated for that day. As new foods become less aversive, 8 the Plate teaches balanced eating. Eventually, 8 the Plate will not be needed and the entire family can cook one healthy meal and eat stress free
Tray latching feature prevents spinning in wrong direction. Plate "clicks" when moved to next section, so child follows "rules of the game" and parent celebrates with support and encouragement
Compartment size is specifically designed to not overwhelm child with large portions, yet keep child engaged and achieving goals. With 8 compartments, 8 the Plate is big enough for an entire dinner!
Cover is clear so child knows what is coming; critical for motivation. If treat is hidden or out of kid's control, she is less likely to try new foods. Cover inhibits playing with food
Integrated hinge adds elegance but also functionality. No cracks for mold to grow. No pieces to fall off. Hinge is flexible
Who is 8 the Plate for?
Boys and girls 2+ years as well as children with special needs. Made with Tritan from Eastman, same material found in high-end baby bottles. Hinge material is same as baby bottle nipples. Bottom rack dishwasher safe
Fine motor skills help child be independent, but parent can assist if child is unable to spin plate. Designed after behavioral principles backed by research and commonly used in Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA, field, autism centers.