IDDSI

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:

IDDSI Level 4 Puréed diet, IDDSI Level 5 Minced & moist diet,  IDDSI Level 6 Soft and Bite-Sized diet.

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.

Level 4

Puréed
Meals

Our Level 4 dishes are puréed and smooth with a consistent texture. As well as being packed full of flavour.

Level 5

Minced & Moist Meals

Our Level 5 Minced &Moist meals require minimal chewing but come with a more varied texture.

Level 6

Soft &
Bite-Sized Meals

Our Level 6 Soft and Bite-Sized meals are suitable for anyone who enjoys their meals a little more tender and easier to chew.

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

 

Level 4 - Puréed Food - Best Sellers

Level 5 - Minced & Moist - Best Sellers

Minced & Moist Chicken Curry
Minced & Moist Chicken Curry
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£4.50
Minced & Moist Cottage Pie
Minced & Moist Cottage Pie
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£4.50
Minced & Moist Beef Bolognese
Minced & Moist Beef Bolognese
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£4.50

Level 6 - Soft & Bite-Sized - Best Sellers

Find out more about Dysphagia

5 things you might not know about dysphagia

10 facts about dysphagia

Glossary of terms

How to support people with dysphagia