Are your kids fussy eaters? Mums are going crazy for genius ‘food cubby’ gadget designed to separate sections of the plate at mealtimes
- Mums are going crazy for a ‘life-changing’ $15 serving instrument for fussy kids
- The silicon dividers insure different food items don’t touch each other
- Parents of kids with a phobia of food toughing labelled it a game changer
- And some adults even admitted they would love to have the option to use them
Mums of fussy children are going crazy for cheap silicon meal separators which stop different foods from touching on the plate.
The nifty $15 ‘Food Cubby’ device has been labelled a ‘game-changer’ for people who live in fear of their foods mixing on the plate – and are also appreciated by their frustrated family members.
A picture of the food separators dividing a plate in three with spaghetti bolognese, peas and fruit salad in separate sections has gone viral – with more than 48,000 comments and 12,000 shares in a matter of days.
Mums of fussy children are going crazy for cheap silicon meal separators which stop different foods from touching on the plate
Some people couldn’t move past the photo because it shows fruit salad and pasta on the one plate however others said it can help kids develop a healthy relationship with food
‘Do you know someone who doesn’t like their food items touching on their plate? Get them this,’ the caption on the post read.
‘There are many pros to this because those with disabilities for example autism, my little girl is so neat, her toys have to be in a straight line all the time and dinner time is a lot easier separating her food , in her mind things are different , this item helps so much for those with sensory issues,’ one mum explained.
And it appears to be a very common issue with children.
‘When my daughter was little I had to separate the different foods or she wouldn’t eat them when they touched. These are perfect for that. It’s not about being picky there’s reasons behind why people won’t eat their food when it’s touched another,’ another woman said.
‘This is a brilliant idea and I actually bought some for my son a few years back and he still uses them now he is nearly 14 but has never liked his food touching,’ another said.
And surprisingly the separators appeared popular with adults as well.
‘This would be ideal for me, I love my food separate, even though it goes to the same place. Food that touches taste different to me,’ one middle-aged mum wrote.
But not everyone was convinced.
The nifty $15 ‘Food Cubby’ device has been labelled a ‘game-changer’ for people who live in fear of their foods mixing on the plate – and are also appreciated by their frustrated family members
‘This is just my personal opinion, but wouldn’t that make children extra picky when they eat? Especially if not eating at home. Have to pack them with you? Glad my kids are grown,’ one woman said.
Others couldn’t move past the contents of the plate.
‘I wouldn’t want my food touching if it was pasta and fruit salad either,’ said one man.
It was a common sentiment – however others defended the plate.
‘Some people are trying to help their kids develop a healthy relationship with food, and sometimes putting dessert on the plate with the mains to show portion sizes is a good idea. It also helps children exercise control – when they choose to eat the dinner portion first,’ said one mum.
The silicon dividers suction on to the plate so can be used with sauces and sides with juice of dressing.
Brumotactillophobia is the fear of different foods touching and is a mild form of obsessive compulsive disorder.
Some sufferers report not being able to stomach food once they have seen it touching something else. Others cringe when juice from one food touches another.
Some people are okay with salads if it has multiple ingredients but admit if the ingredients were served separately they wouldn’t want them to touch.
It is a common food phobia.