IDDSI-friendly Tag

IDDSI. We all know the terminology and the standards are here to stay. Yet less than 50%* of aged care homes have converted from Australian textures to the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) standards. The IDDSI framework is a risk-based system, “providing a common terminology for describing food textures and drink thicknesses to improve safety for individuals with swallowing difficulties”. [i] While there is time involved in conversion, changes to processes and increased education for staff, there are many…

Technology and innovation will be key to managing the complexity of allergies, textures and individual diets in the new world of person-centred care. So, how is the industry adapting? Here are some advances we’re seeing right now. 3D food printing, complete meals on a plate, plus a move to more sustainable packaging While still very much in the prototype phase, 3D food printing could be the way to provide safe and enjoyable meals for those on individual diets. Using a…

Make the most of the freshest seasonal vegetables as you plan your Winter menus and save some dollars and the environment in the process! Here’s what’s in season right now. Try this delicious recipe from the #SoupedUp Kitchen for a chicken and vegetable curry, served with fluffy basmati rice and coriander. Suitable for pureeing too for IDDSI Level 4 textures. Made it? Snap a photo and hashtag it #soupeduprecipes. We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Method 1….

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