Eating and drinking

The eating and drinking items listed here have particular features which are relevant to children and young people with disabilities.

Other useful items which are readily available through high street retailers such as standard children's cutlery, trainer beakers, disposable bibs, feeding bottles and teats are not included here.

Eating a well balanced diet is essential to a child's health, and sitting down to a family or group meal provides children with an opportunity to socialise. And, since enjoying good food and company contributes to emotional well-being, group or family mealtimes should be encouraged.