Getting kids to eat enough vegetables can be a challenge but The Helping Plate offers a solution with a cleverly designed piece of dinnerware. While there are many colorful plates for kids that clearly map out places to put the different food groups, this sophisticated plate taps into several scientific insights and sets itself apart with a sleek, sculptural design.
The design of the plate overall mimics an adult dinner plate, which recognizes that children mirror their parents and are more likely to copy their behavior if they eat from similar dinnerware. The Helping Plate is made of ceramic and larger than usual, and it includes an indentation that makes it seem as though there are fewer vegetables on the plate. The plate also includes a subtle gradient, so that vegetables appear fresher and brighter.