Many people with disabilities find plates with divided sections to be extremely helpful. There are a lot of reasons why partitioned plates make mealtime easier for people with a variety of disabilities.
Divided plates give multiple advantages
The walls of partitions in divided plates help the user push food onto a spoon. They also provide more leverage when sticking food with a fork. Divided plates give you an edge when scooping rolling peas or sticking tricky, tangled noodles.
Divided plates also keep food separate. Not only is this important for picky eaters, but it also means you can eat soup and other dinner foods on the same plate without having to eat from separate bowls. This is especially useful for people with limited range of arm motion who cannot manipulate more than one plate at dinnertime.
Use durable divided plates instead of plastic ones
Do you find yourself using plastic party divided plates only to throw them away and have to buy more? Compare our reusable divided plates and decide which meets your needs. No need to waste more plastic.
Take back your freedom at mealtime
The Freedom Divided Plate features three sections, one section that takes up half the plate and two other sections that take up a quarter. The Freedom Divided Plate is 9 inches wide and 1.75 inches tall and features an extended rim for catching food and facilitating grip. What really makes the Freedom Divided Plate stand apart is its specially designed and patented Suction Pad Base, a no-slip, no-spill vacuum pad that keeps the Divided Plate from sliding or tipping over no matter how much force the user applies when sticking and scooping food. It is dishwasher-safe and microwavable.
A divided plate with a friction bottom
The GripWare Partitioned Scoop Dish is made with a similar purpose—to prevent sliding. It features no-slip grippers on the bottom. It does not stay in place as strongly as the Freedom Divided Plate.
The GripWare Partitioned Scoop Dish is made for putting just a little friction between the bottom of the plate and the table to prevent slipping. It is dishwasher-safe but not microwavable.
A plate that slides easy for quick repositioning
The Partitioned Scoop Dinner Plate has similar features—three sections and an extended rim. This partitioned plate does not feature a vacuum base or no-slip grippers. If you prefer to be able to slide your plate around and reposition often, this may be the right divided plate for you. It is dishwasher-safe but not microwavable.
A divided plate with deeper compartments
The Divided Scoop Dish with Lid is the deepest of all of the divided plates we have examined so far. It also features a lid for keeping food warm. It is dishwasher-safe and microwavable.
Buy one or a few of these divided plates and enjoy easy scooping and sticking.