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.

You can review this initiative by clicking on this link. http://iddsi.org/

Stay tuned for more news and updates!

 

 

 

 

Exciting things are happening here at Dysphasia-Diet!

We have just added 13 NEW flavors to ourPhagia-Logo-web

The NEW fruits and vegetables are a delicious addition to our line and create so many possibilities.

Our new flavors are:

  • Apricot Puree
  • Broccoli Puree
  • Corn Puree
  • Green Bean
  • Mixed Vegetable
  • Pea Puree
  • Peas & Carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Blueberry Puree
  • Pineapple Puree
  • Raspberry Puree
  • Strawberry Puree
  • Strawberry Banana Puree

These new flavors create so many possibilities! Mix the Zucchini with the Bread Puree for a taste of Zucchini Bread.

Use Coconut milk and the Pineapple Puree for a refreshing Pina Colada!

Try them today! Share your recipes with us, we want to hear from you!

While a dysphagia diagnosis can be intimidating, there are great resources available to make the transition more palatable. To many, the thought of a puree diet doesn’t sound all that exciting, but with the guidance of these cookbooks you can create some appealing and tasty meals.

Living with Dysphagia

Living with Dysphagia

A food and beverage guide for individuals with chewing and swallowing difficulties

Caregivers will get a lot of use out of this little book. It was written with the guidance of the National Dysphagia Diet, and offers a variety of ideas for each level with-in the diet. This is an excellent starter book to use as a reference tool to help with the everyday challenges of adapting to dysphagia.

Inside you will find information on:

  • Dysphagia Diet Levels (types)
  • Thickened liquid consistencies
  • Strategies at mealtime
  • Hints for using thickeners
  • Recipes and much more…

 


 

 

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Soft Foods for Easier Eating Cookbook
by Sandra Woodruff, RD, and Leah Gilbert-Henderson, PhD

Do you want the complete guide to puree meals? Yes you say, then this is the book for you. From stocking your kitchen with food and equipment to recipes with plating instructions, Soft Foods for Easier Eating covers it all.

Inside you will find information on:

  • Causes of Dysphagia
  • Converting your recipes to puree
  • Thickening liquids
  • Recipes with complete nutritional information

What is your favorite Dysphagia resource? Share it with us in the comment section.

Remember to use these resources in conjunction with your healthcare provider’s recommendations.