Magic Plate: A term used on the online forum Around the Dinner Table to describe a particular approach in the early recovery stage where caregivers provide meals and snacks to patients without input from the patient. Here, the Parent's Role is to shop/supply the food, plan and prepare meals, serve and supervise all meals and snacks and provide monitoring for a minimum of 30-45 minutes following meals. The Patient's Role is to come to meals and snacks prepared to eat, utilize skills and support and consume required meals and snacks. This technique can be effective because it intentionally relieves patients of the anxiety they experience when they have to make decisions around food. More information.
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