Significance of the iddsi framework

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative has introduced new terminology and definitions for texture modified food and thickened liquids. Consistent wording should help simplify dysphagia management and make sure patients, carers and healthcare professionals are speaking the same language.


Familiarise yourself with the IDDSI Framework texture descriptors for food and liquids. It has been developed for all ages, in all care settings and all cultures. A Speech and Language Therapist will make recommendations to help manage the level of severity.

Iddsi descriptions in detail

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Supporting a person with dysphagia to eat