Hypothesis testing 02_2nd Hypothesis

Now, I’ve finished hypothesis 1. But there still is hypothesis 2 to validate.

I believe that a *one bite experience with the *same ingredients prepared many different ways can help a child enjoy eating by discovering different colors, textures, and aromas.

* “One bite experience” theory = Letting a child try a bite of food. Parents should keep proposing the food and talk about its feeling, taste, and color.

*”Same ingredients” theory = One food that can be prepared in many different ways(Optional: steamed, baked, grilled, seasoned with sauce, etc).

Before going further with this hypothesis, I wanted to clarify if this hypothesis is ready to be tested. And I found there is a problem with it. There are two things that needed to be tested. The “One bite experience” theory and the “Same ingredient” theory. So I narrowed it down to only one which is the “Same ingredient” theory. Here is my revised hypothesis.

I believe that giving the same healthy ingredient to a picky eater (2–5 y.o.) prepared many different ways in sequence will help the child enjoy eating that ingredient.

Inspiration.

  1. User Interview

Before I start building a prototype with this hypothesis,

I conducted a short user interview with following mothers on how they deal with picky eaters. And I got some interesting results.

  • Toddlers’ Moms are extremely busy.
  • Children are mostly picky with vegetables.

2. Bringing Up Bebe. (Book)

This book was written by an American mom who brought up her children in Paris. She observed French mothers and they had a good solution on how to deal with babies that are picky eaters. When trying a certain vegetable such as a carrot in different ways (Steamed, baked, grilled, etc.), she found that her child can stand the food if it’s prepared a certain way.

“Trying same vegetable in different way helps a child enjoy it.”

Next step

I am going to make a prototype that provides different foods using one vegetable in order to find out which way babies can stand and eat them.

(Updated 1 Feb 2017)