The Garden Plate’s patented design features a ramp that leads up to the spoon’s “trench” so kids can help the hoe push its way to better eating habits! The Garden Hoe Pusher (sold separately) replaces a knife and helps children build their fine motor skills by learning how to push food onto their spoon. No more sticky hands! Made in the USA. Dishwasher and microwave safe. No paints are used to color the products. Everything is manufactured using only FDA approved materials.