Cutting meat

Cutting meat is a skill that can be learned. We have a number of tips.  

  • First, if possible, place the piece of meat on a contrasting colored plate. Typically, the meat will be dark so try putting the meat on a light colored or white plate. This will make it easier to see. 
  • Next, place the edge of the knife along one side of the meat for locating purposes. This is your starting point. 
  • Lift the knife just over the edge of the meat, place the knife blade so that it is lying flat on top of the meat.
  • Take a fork and insert it along the opposite side of the knife into the meat. Knife blades are usually about a half inch wide.  You have now marked out a half inch strip of meat that can be cut using the fork as a guide.
  • Cut that piece off and continue cutting the strip until the meat is in bit size pieces. 

The technique takes a little practice but, after a few times, you will be cutting meat without any difficulty. People with vision loss can easily be taught to eat independently.