IDDSI has created handouts in consultation with clinicians and patients. The handouts can be used by people who have feeding, chewing or swallowing problems, their caregivers and clinicians. There are separate handouts that have been designed for adults, and handouts that have been designed for use with babies and children. The handouts provide easy-to-read information about the IDDSI levels and their testing methods. The food levels also include examples of foods for each level, and food textures to avoid.
Some handouts have only one page and others have 3 or 4 pages. The table below provides a list of the handouts and the number of pages for each handout.
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Use of Framework
The IDDSI Framework and Descriptors are licensed under the CreativeCommons Attribution Sharealike 4.0 License. Attribution is requested as follows: © The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative 2019 @ https://iddsi.org/framework. Licensed under the CreativeCommons Attribution Sharealike 4.0 License. Derivative works extending beyond language translation are NOT PERMITTED.
Do not alter the elements of the IDDSI Framework. Alterations may lead to confusion and errors in diet texture or drink selection for patients with dysphagia. Such errors have previously been associated with adverse events including choking and death.