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International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative 

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative, IDDSI, committee came together in 2013. Their goal was to develop a tool to describe texture modified foods and thickened fluids for people with dysphagia.  After two years they achieved a framework designed to meet the needs individuals across all ages, all care settings and across all cultures.

The Framework

The new framework is based on evidence and research. Categorising appropriate textures of foods and fluids into a continuum of 8 levels. All the levels have simple testing methods.

The IDDSI Framework

The IDDSI Framework

Following a review of the framework the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the British Dietetic Association formally announced they support the adoption of the IDDSI framework in the UK.

Visit the IDDSI website

Click HERE to visit the website and access the resources available for you to use.

For access to our eLearning modules that cover the framework and testing methods click HERE

For information of the creative commons licence click HERE