IDDSI Tag

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) commenced in Australia on 1 May 2019 and to date, over 37% of SoupedUp clients have converted to the new framework. However, there is still confusion among care providers as to how, and when, to convert. It’s important to note that conversion itself is a quick process but it does not happen automatically. For those yet to make the IDDSI leap, here’s what you need to know. What’s involved in an IDDSI conversion?…

One of the big differences that has come out of the new IDDSI standards in Australia is the removal of sandwiches from the menu. The previous texture A allowed for sandwiches without crusts or seeds provided they had a soft filling and were approved on a case by case basis. IDDSI has deemed bread to be high risk for all levels, apart from 7 Regular. It begs the question, what has changed? IDDSI’s new conservative approach stems from the mechanical…

May is here, marking the official adoption of IDDSI in Australia. Here’s a quick recap of IDDSI and why it’s so important. The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) framework was developed over several years to be a global reference for the treatment of dysphagia. The standards clearly define fluid and thickness levels and detail the purpose of each level, together with more accurate methods to test the thickness of prepared foods. The clarity and depth of the framework could help…

Joel Andrade is a food technologist. He did his masters degree in Food Science and Technology at the University of Queensland and holds a bachelors degree in Biotechnology. With a deep understanding of the technical aspects of food, Joel develops new products and technologies at Nutritious Cuisine, a dynamic food manufacturer that produces clean label food service solutions for the hospitality and aged care sector. Joel’s latest project has been to develop safe, nutritious and appealing texture modified foods that abide…

Many of the textures currently available in SoupedUp have evolved from facilities looking to provide the best quality of life to residents, resulting in a number of textures that have no IDDSI equivalent. Editor’s Note: As of 1 February 2019, IDDSI announced an additional Level 7 subcategory: ‘Regular Easy to Chew’. So, this is clearly still an evolving space! Food textures The Cut Up texture was originally introduced for residents who could have regular texture, but needed food to be cut up due…

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SoupedUp Catering Software supports the catering management of your care facility (care home) to deliver clinically appropriate, nutritious, safe, cost effective, resident focused restaurant-quality food to every resident simultaneously. It mitigates risk while meeting legislative and regulatory compliance.

Utilising the latest web development to ensure your set up costs are minimal, SoupedUp Catering provides the complete dietary and menu management of your residents. SoupedUp Catering allows management to control staff member access to different facilities (care homes), ideal for area or regional managers. The reports minimise administration time, improve efficiency, are iPad/tablet adaptable and ensure kitchens are accreditation and audit ready.

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