How Finger Foods Can Help Ataxia

Tray with vegetables

After a stroke or brain injury some people experience a symptom called ataxia. Ataxia affects one’s coordination, leading to difficulty with many of the things we need to do and want to do in a day. Occupational therapists help people with ataxia identify tips and tricks (strategies) to help them be able to do important tasks like getting dressed, eating, or caring for their home. It is very common for someone with ataxia to have difficulty eating. One strategy to improve someone’s ability to eat on their own is to choose finger foods. At Moxie OT we’ve identified a number of foods that are nutritious, delicious, and easily eaten with your hands. Below is our list. We bet you can think of a few more!

Snacks

Breakfast Ideas

Lunch/ Dinner Ideas