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Dysphagia food requirements for Healthcare Professionals

We understand dysphagia and its implications for food requirements.

Dysphagia is a condition where individuals face challenges in chewing or swallowing food, necessitating specific dietary considerations. It encompasses difficulties in sucking, swallowing, drinking, chewing, eating, controlling saliva, taking medication, or safeguarding the airway. Dysphagia can arise from various medical, physical, psychological, or psychiatric conditions, requiring tailored approaches to food preparation and consumption.

Allied Health Professionals: leading the way in dysphagia management

Allied Health professionals play a pivotal role in the comprehensive care and support of individuals with dysphagia.

Recognising the critical importance of standardised approaches, Speech Pathology Australia endorses the IDDSI framework as the gold standard for speech pathologists nationwide in managing texture modified diets.

This framework offers standardised terminology and descriptions for modified food and beverages, reducing the risk of choking. Furthermore, the IDDSI framework enjoys support from esteemed bodies such as the Dietitians Australia and the Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare.

We prioritise the provision of IDDSI-compliant food, aligning with Speech Pathology Australia’s guidelines.

Texture modified diets can be prescribed by Allied Health professionals either independently or as part of a multidisciplinary feeding team. Allied Health professionals encompass a diverse range of specialists, including but not limited to:

  • Dietitians
  • Speech pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Social workers.

We create texture modified meals for various healthcare and aged care settings across Australia.

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Susie Elelman AM | New South Wales | Legal guardian to Matthew born with severe cerebal palsy

The food products are amazing on so many different levels – flavour, perfect texture, nutritional content, reduced preparation time, visually appealing and my twin boys are gaining weight!

I’ve seen different dietitians and they’ve generally suggested adding PaediaSure to my cerebral palsy twins’ drinks and meals. I never got any results that way. But the TCF products we’re using now are something special.

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