Too much texture to chew and swallow. Crumbing food (Marsha Dunn Klein) with a condiment will help. When kids spit out, they are not confident enough in their skills to swallow. Some kids tell me swallowing a bite of meat feels like swallowing a rock. We improve their chewing and biting skills using the DuoSpoon and then work toward fine ground meats to less ground. Alternate between other smoother foods too.