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What are IDDSI levels?

A training video that explains the IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative) levels and uses practical examples of how you can ensure foods and liquids are the correct texture.

Delivered by Larissa Naylor and Rachel Nunn (Speech and Language Therapist)

Time: 34:00

IDDSI Level 0 – Thin
IDDSI Level 1 – Slightly Thick
IDDSI Level 2 – Mildly Thick
IDDSI Level 3 – Liquidised
IDDSI Level 3 – Moderately Thick
IDDSI Level 4 – Extremely Thick
IDDSI Level 4 – Pureed
IDDSI Level 5 – Minced and Moist
IDDSI Level 6 – Soft and Bite sized
IDDSI Level 7 – Easy to Chew
IDDSI Level 7 – Regular
IDDSI Transitional Foods

For more information please contact the Speech and Language Therapy Service at Flockton House on 0114 226 2333.

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: SL268

Resource Type: Article

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