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Eating with Dysphagia


Your Speech & Language Therapist may recommend for you to go on a texture-modified diet. This is where your food is adapted to allow easier and safer chewing and swallowing.


The following descriptors categorise foods according to one of the IDDSI levels - this guidance has been taken from the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)2.

The level you need will be recommended on an individual basis by a Speech & Language Therapist following assessment of your swallow, so it is very important to wait for them to tell you the right level for you.

For more detailed information regarding the IDDSI descriptors please click HERE