"Don't play with your food." We've all heard it, many of us have said it.
But why? Playing with food can offend for several reasons; it's considered
poor etiquette in many cultures and if you play with it and don't eat it,
it's a waste.
But play is the way children learn about new things. An unfamiliar food can
become familiar if a child is allowed to smell it and feel its texture
before committing to eating it. Even if they don't e...