Mealtime Partners, Inc.
As the leading provider of hands-free dining and drinking equipment for disabled people, our mission is to enable individuals of all ages to eat and drink independently and thus enjoy a better quality of life.
Mealtime Partner Dining System
The Mealtime Partner Assistive Dining Device (frequently referred to by users as the Partner) serves a wide variety of commonly accepted table foods that are normally eaten with a spoon or fork. Peas, mashed potatoes, breakfast cereal, pudding, fruit cocktail, and other similar foods are all easily served with the Partner. Larger foods like meats, pizza, cookies and salads are also easily served once they are cut into bite size pieces. It can serve a texture controlled diet equally well. The ability of food self-selection and the capacity to set ones own pace in eating can potentially ameliorate some of the undernourishment and/or gastric problems, as well as some of the risks of aspiration and choking that are associated with being fed, that often occur for people who are fed. (The Mealtime Partner is referred to as an assistive dining device because the term feeding device, or feeder, is typically associated with feeding animals and bringing dignity to disabled individuals who cannot feed themselves is an important part of the delivery of assistive technology for independent eating.)