#ThriveFood Twitter Chat

During a live twitter chat on November 20th, 2015, we discussed what we eat, how we eat, and where we eat! We touched on favorite recipes, adaptive utencils, inaccessible restaurants, and more. If you missed it, you can still check out the highlights below, follow us on Twitter @ability2thrive, and join in the conversation using the hashtag #thrivefood!

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The Topic: Disability and Food

Everyone eats, but not everyone eats in the same way. Not everyone gets their food in the same way, or has pleasant experiences in restaurants. On November 20th at 1 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. EST, Thrive hosted a Twitter chat on disability and food. We chatted about what we eat, how we eat, and where we eat; this included recipes, accessibility tips, restaurant experiences, and more.

How This Worked - It Was So Easy!

People joined in by following us on Twitter (@ability2thrive), and logging on at 1 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. EST on November 20th. We tweeted the questions below in the span of one hour; participants answered them as they liked, ending their tweets with the chat's official hashtag, #thrivefood, so we could track the conversation and share their contributions in our recap.

We posted the questions before the chat so people were able to gather their thoughts ahead of time.

The Questions

  • Q1: Welcome, everyone, to our chat on disability & food! Please let us know more about you & why you're joining us today. #thrivefood
  • Q2: What are your favorite things to eat? How about your favorite holiday foods? #thrivefood
  • Q3: How do you get most of your food? Do you shop at a grocery, order online, get food delivered, or something else? #thrivefood
  • Q4: In general, how does disability affect accessibility to food? How can we ensure accessibility? What needs to change? #thrivefood
  • Q5: Do you require help when eating and cooking, and/or do you use assistive devices? (modified utencils, g-tubes, etc) #thrivefood
  • Q6: Do you have any tips or tricks for preparing simple-to-make and affordable meals? #thrivefood
  • Q7: How would you like to see disability represented in cooking-related media like TV shows & magazines? #thrivefood
  • Q8: What are some tips for dining at someone else's home? What advice would you give to the homeowner? #thrivefood
  • Q9: Do you or have you experienced ableism/inaccessibility at restaurants? #thrivefood
  • Q10: How can restaurants be more accessible and disability-friendly? #thrivefood
  • Q11: Time for final comments! Do you have any questions of your own you'd like to ask? #thrivefood
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