About a month ago, I was contacted by Marci Heit, creator of Q.D. Foodie Kitchen Tools after she read by article, 5 Ways To Get Your Child with Special Needs Involved in the Kitchen. Check out Q.D. Foodie’s website here!
What are Q.D. Foodie Kitchen Tools and why are they so unique?
Q.D. Foodie Kitchen tools are an inclusive kitchen tool collection that has sensory friendly handles, braille on the measuring pieces and bright colors that engage picky and non-picky eaters alike, all designed to get everyone involved in the kitchen.
The Story Behind the Q.D. Kitchen Tools
Many years ago, Marci Heit began volunteering as a puppeteer for a show that focused on understanding, appreciating, and embracing all kinds of people. Marci is a professional voice over artist that had a great time voicing the big and colorful personalities of the show’s characters. Quickly, she discovered that she loved being involved in a project that had such a powerful impact on people! After the performances, a rotation of speakers would talk with the children, and Marci enjoyed getting to know one of them very well. This presenter’s name was Elda, an amazing 90-year-old woman who lost her sight at the age of 70. However, Elda never let that stop her from doing all of the things she always loved. Elda shared stories with Marci about how she loved to bake. She even brought Marci into her home, where her kitchen was marked with DIY braille to help her navigate when baking. This was truly inspiring to Marci, because despite Elda’s challenges, she always used her ingenuity and positive outlook to reach her goals and achieve her dreams.