Try some of every food item served, even if you don’t like it. Avoid playing with foods on your plate. Ask to have food passed to you, rather than reaching in front of someone else or across the table. Eat quietly with your mouth closed. Wait to speak until you have swallowed any food in your mouth. Take small bites. Eat all that you take on your fork or spoon in one bite. Pass food at the table to the right with your left hand. Try not to blow on soup to cool it. Cut salad with a knife if the pieces are too large to fit in your mouth. Use a small piece of bread as a “pusher” to help guide food onto your fork. Leave your silverware on the plate or saucer under a bowl when you have finished.