Provides time, support and opportunities for simple food preparation, self-serving and self-feeding
Encourages children to try a wide variety of foods, but does not force children to eat or place food items on their plate
Presents all components of the meal simultaneously, including fruit and drink
Is responsive to children's food preferences and respects each child's order of consumption
Makes sure children sit at a comfortable height in relation to the tabletop. Children's feet should touch the floor or a foot rest.
Uses plates and utensils appropriate for children's size and skills
Sits and engages in conversation with children during snack and mealtimes