Dysphagia

Malnutrition

Malnutrition

What is malnutrition?

Malnutrition or undernutrition is the result of an imbalance of nutrients in the body which causes measurable effects on body form, function and clinical outcomes. This imbalance of nutrients usually occurs due to inadequate food intake for which there may be many reasons.

5 things you might not know about dysphagia

5 things you might not know about dysphagia

Dysphagia is a symptom and there are many causes in adults and children.

10 facts about dysphagia

10 facts about dysphagia

And we dispel some myths along the way

Glossary of terms

Glossary of terms

Aspiration (Pulmonary) = accidental inhalation of food, drink or other material into the airway and lungs.

How to support people with dysphagia

How to support people with dysphagia

People with dysphagia have varying degrees of independence. Many can eat and drink for themselves, perhaps with some adaptations or equipment, whilst others require assistance, either fully or in part.

A Puréed food for people with dysphagia

A Puréed food for people with dysphagia

Puréed food does not mean tolerating a mushy, runny, sloppy brown or grey mixture in a bowl. It is now possible to prepare appetising, appealing and nutritious puréed meals at home. In addition to this, you can also purchase Made For You pre-prepared puréed meals.

Specialist nutrition range now available from Made For You

Specialist nutrition range now available from Made For You

Made For You offer a wide range of meals suitable for people with dysphagia, beautifully shaped and made with quality ingredients to provide a nutritious and satisfying meal.

What are the IDDSI Levels 4, 5 and 6 available from Made for You?

What are the IDDSI Levels 4, 5 and 6 available from Made for You?

The IDDSI Framework provides a shared 'language’ for everyone to use when supporting people with dysphagia.

What are the IDDSI Framework levels to support people with dysphagia?

What are the IDDSI Framework levels to support people with dysphagia?

Some people with dysphagia require the texture of their food and drink to be adapted.

This is to ensure a safe and comfortable experience when eating and drinking.

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