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National Dysphagia Awareness Month 2022 is coming up this June, and we want to hear from you. Tell us your top question(s) about the IDDSI framework below to help us share insights that can help you on your implementation journey:

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Completing the survey counts as your entry for the chance to win a Smiles & Satisfaction Prize Pack, which includes:

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Submissions will close at the end of the day on Friday, June 17th. The winner will be randomly selected and notified via email.

Contest has closed. Thank you to those who submitted their IDDSI question!

What is The International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) Framework?

The IDDSI framework consists of a continuum of 8 levels (0 - 7), where drinks are measured from Levels 0 – 4, while foods are measured from Levels 3 – 7. The IDDSI Framework provides a common terminology to describe food textures and drink thickness.

IDDSI Testing Methods are intended to confirm the flow or textural characteristics of a particular product at the time of testing. Testing should be done on foods and drinks under the intended serving conditions (especially temperature). The clinician has the responsibility to make recommendations for foods or drinks for a particular patient based on their comprehensive clinical assessment.

Reference: iddsi.org/framework/

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Industry Leader Spotlight: 4 Ways to Succeed with IDDSI with Nutrition Expert & Dietetic Consultant Margaret Roche

Last Dysphagia Awareness Month (2021), we joined forces with IDDSI thought leader and nutrition expert Margaret Roche of Roche Dietitians L.L.C. to share her knowledge and take a deeper look into how her expert advice, matched with innovative solutions can help any foodservice team get started and find success with IDDSI implementation!

Follow the link to watch the video and discover all 4 of her top tips you can start using right away:

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IDDSI Exploration Series, Part 1: Where Are We Now?

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IDDSI Exploration Series, Part 2: A Dive into Updated Food Lists & Level 7 Easy to Chew (EC7)

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IDDSI Exploration Series, Part 3: IDDSI Food Testing In 3 Simple Steps

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IDDSI Exploration Series, Part 4: Implementation & “Going Live”

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