When choosing food thickeners or pre-thickened beverages, please consult with your health care professional as to what product is appropriate for your individual needs, as viscosities vary between manufacturers.
We had a very successful expo at ASHA this year! Karen Scheffler @SwallowStudySLP stopped by and we made a video of the IDDSI Flow test!
We met hundreds of SLPs and had 2 new products to taste.
Smoothe Foods brought their new POWER BOWL, which is delicious and very healthy! With Avocado, quinoa, lentils, & Beets it’s a fabulous frozen entree that just needs to be heated in the microwave. The Power Bowl will be available mid December.
We also did Tastings of our Gelatein. With 20 grams of protein this product is a winner. See all the details here;
National Dysphagia Diet: A standard for Optimal Care was published in 2002. The founder of Dysphagia-Diet, Don Tymchuck, served as the scientific expert for this publication. The NDD was adopted by many healthcare facilities across the US. For the past few years an International board of swallowing specialists has been hard at work creating and finalizing the International Dysphagia Diet Standarisation Initiative (IDDSI) Framework which utilized Don’s contributions as part of its resource base. The IDDSI Framework will be translated into a number of languages as part of worldwide implementation. This initiative has been adopted as a standardization by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics this past October and won an award from the American Speech, Language & Hearing Association.
We are currently working to incorporate these standards into our catalog and information. The official launch is expected to be in 2018, however we are anticipating having a full switch over by November 2017.