Mealtime Partners, Inc.

Specializing in Assistive Dining and Drinking Equipment

December 2014 Independent Eating and Drinking Newsletter

Independent Eating...   is a Wonderful Thing

December Topics:

  • Happy Holidays

  • Holiday Gift Ideas

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Happy Holidays

Mealtime Partners would like to wish all of our readers Happy Holidays.

We appreciate your support and would like to send our best wishes to you and your families.

We hope that you have a wonderful holiday and enjoy all of the festivities and

that 2015 is a wonderful year for everyone.

Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays

INDEPENDENT EATING... A WONDERFUL GIFT
Imagine sitting down to your holiday dinner with family and friends. Last year one of your loved ones needed to be fed, but this year they can eat independently because they have a Mealtime Partner Dining System. With this system people are able to eat independently at the pace that they choose; they do not have to wait to be fed. They have autonomy with the rest of the people at the dining table! What a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays. Click the following link to learn more about how to gain mealtime independence for those who cannot feed themselves.
Young Man Using the Mealtime Partner
The Mealtime Partner Dining System is quick and easy to learn and has no complicated programming requirements. Each Dining Systems come with a complete training video on DVD so new users and caregivers can learn to use it in just a few minutes. To view a list of the instructional videos that may be selected by title, click here. For information about purchasing a Mealtime Partner Dining System, click here.

Holiday Gift Ideas

Check Out Our Wonderful Holiday Gift Ideas
A hands-free drinking system can enable someone to drink independently throughout the day and is a gift that they will appreciate all year.

Mealtime Partners, Inc. has several different types of hands-free drinking systems to choose from: the Hydration Backpack with Tube Positioning; the Front Mounted Drinking System; and the Drink Aide. They can all be easily attached to a wheelchair and can be positioned to meet the individual user’s need.
Camelback Drinking SystemDrink Aide on Wheelchair
Hydration Backpack with Drink Tube Positioning The Drink Aide
Front Mounted Drinking System
The Front Mounted Drinking System


Those who are at risk of choking should consider drinking from a Provale Cup: it provides a sip of thin liquid every time it is tipped up to take a drink. It prevents the user from receiving a large "gulp" of liquid.

And, for those who are required to drink thickened liquids, the Thicken Liquid Cup is an excellent choice. This cup can serve varying thicknesses of liquids and can control the volume of liquid that is served by an adjustable drinking spout that can serve a small stream of liquid or just a trickle.
Provale Cup Thickened Liquids Cup
The Provale Cup Thickened Liquids Cup
To view all of the Mealtime Partners drinking products, click here. For additional guidance about how to select the appropriate drinking system for your specific needs, click here.

Did You Know? Did you know that during gift giving season special attention should be paid to the safety of toys that are being given. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) publishes an annual report on the safety of toys. The report draws attention to the risks associated with foot-powered scooters, such as those produced under the trade name Razor. Resurgences in the popularity of kick scooters started in 2000 and have continued since then. Injuries associated with these toys have increased 40% over the past 20 years. In 2013, 52,500 injuries and 1 death are associated with foot-powered scooters. The recommendation from researchers into child injuries is to wear a helmet. Also, adults should carefully supervise scooter riders’ 8-years old and younger, and no child, regardless of age, should ride a scooter in traffic. Scooter manufacturers recommend that not only do riders where a helmet but that they also wear knee and elbow pads.






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