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Dysphagia Diets for IDDSI

18 Jun 2019

The serious risks associated with dysphagia can mean that foods with certain textures may be recommended. This cooking for IDDSI practical course gives you all the skills you need to make food that is simple to prepare and delicious to eat.


Myth – Many people believe that restrictions of food textures mean a restricted choice of foods.

This can have very serious consequences and lead to malnutrition, dehydration and anxiety.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Improve your cooking skills to improve the lives of people with swallowing difficulties….

Oak House Kitchen have created a cookery course that dispels this myth and shows you how approach ingredients and use simple cooking and processing techniques to easily make all of your favourite foods suitable for IDDSI and dysphagia diets.

With years of experience creating foods for dysphagia diets Preston and James have supported IDDSI with its implementation in the UK and continue to show how foods suitable for IDDSI are easy to achieve across all the food groups.

This unique practical course gives you the skills and knowledge you need and will transform the way you look at food suitable for dysphagia diets.

Why choose this IDDSI practical course…?

Safety, choice and cost

Safety – Know what the correct textures dysphagia diets are and how to create them across all the food groups. Be in control and able to check if foods are really suitable for the IDDSI Framework.

Choice – The Oak House Kitchen approach will give you the understanding and skills to know that anything is possible and food choices no longer need to be restricted.

Cost – By relying on pre-made, ready meal style options you could easily be spending in excess of £15 a day! We will show you how to transform ordinary ingredients into the delicious meals that you want at a fraction of the cost



Enrol on the Cooking for dysphagia with IDDSI course and OHK will give you the knowledge and skills you need.

  1. Follow the link below and create an account
  2. Click on the button for Practical Course – Dysphagia Diets for IDDSI
  3. Book your place on a course
  4. Choose the venue and date that suits you best by clicking the ‘Sign Up’ button

 Learn Online

Once you enrol you will have access to the Oak House Kitchen online catering course. This course can be used as an online manual to catering for dysphagia and supports the practical class perfectly.

Practical Cookery Class

Join Preston and James in the kitchen where they will show you how to approach creating delicious dysphagia diets. This day course is hands on and gives you plenty of opportunities to develop your skills – See below for the course content

Continued Learning

By taking the course learners will be able to access online resources including videos and recipes that will develop their knowledge and ensure they are up to date with current techniques and ideas.


If you cook or make foods that need to be suitable for dysphagia then this practical course is for you whether at home or in a health and social care setting.

Learners only need a basic understanding of cooking to complete the course.

Course Content

The course covers the IDDSI Levels for food from 3 to 7, and focuses on the making of IDDSI Levels 4 – Pureed; 5 – Minced and Moist; and 6 Soft and Bite Sized.

The IDDSI Levels for food and their testing methods.

Fruit and vegetable dishes

Meat and fish dishes

Starchy carbohydrates

Sweet snacks, puddings and desserts

The course involves a show stopper creation to be served to guests with dysphagia in an afternoon tea at the end of the event.


Enrol today on this IDDSI practical course and access all this for £275.


January TBC – Waterlooville, Hampshire and Nottingham

February TBC – South Tyneside

March TBC – East Anglia

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