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[It is better to have applesauce, bowls and spoons for this part]

Consider what happens when you eat applesauce. What happens as you put the spoon to your face?

1. Lips open to receive the food

2. Lips and/or teeth close to bite or retrieve item from the spoon

3. Cheek muscles contract to help control food and create negative pressure to move the food to the back of the mouth

If there is weakness in the lips or cheek or even the tongue, what happens?

1. Lose food out of the mouth

2. Lose control of food once it is in the mouth

3.Have difficulty removing the food from the spoon or biting the food (this is actually JAW strength and is very important in chewing the food)