Interview the adult about mealtime. Observe the child at lunch or during a snack or meal with a variety of different items.
Ask the parent about what the child eats when eating with the whole family.
The child moderates his mouth opening based on the amount of food on the spoon.
Children feel more a part of the family when they share the same activities, eat the same food, and use the same utensils.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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