What is the IDDSI?
The IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative) framework provides common terminology to describe drink and food thickness.
The framework is used across the world to support people who experience chewing and swallowing difficulties (dysphagia).
Why choose IDDSI meals from Made For You?
Made For You Softer Foods have ensured that their range of meals cover the most regularly recommended levels by speech and language therapists.
The Made For You range offers breakfast, lighter bites, main and mini meals as well as desserts for the following:
The word 'diet’ simply indicates that it relates to food. It does not mean that the person with dysphagia is 'on a diet’.
If you or someone you know is currently recommended one of these levels, we’ve provided a useful summary of what it should look like and how we have tested it to meet the IDDSI framework.
What are the main reasons people may require IDDSI Meals?
The main reason is usually an underlying medical condition
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is a symptom arising from an underlying medical condition, It can affect both adults and younger people.
Across the world, 590 million people are living with dysphagia and 40 million of them are in Europe.
Medical Conditions that may require easy to chew meals:
Dysphagia can affect both adults and younger people.
Here are some of the common medical conditions which would benefit from easy to swallow meals:
Strokes, breathing difficulties, infections, learning difficulties and dietary issues to name just a few.
You can find out more by visiting our dedicated Dysphagia Blog.