International dysphagia diet standardisation initiative (IDDSI)

New IDDSI Training Videos

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IDDSI Overview

IDDSI Levels 7-4 Food Demo: Potato

IDDSI Levels 7-4 Food Demo: Chicken

IDDSI Levels 7-4 Food Demo: Butternut Squash

In October 2021, the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative, or IDDSI replaced the National Dysphagia Diet (NDD) in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Nutrition Care Manual. Now recognized as the best practice for consistency modified diets, IDDSI's focus is safety for the 590 million people worldwide living with dysphagia.

Whether your operation is in the awareness, preparation or adoption phase of the process, be sure to check out the resources below to assist in your transition to IDDSI:

Poster: IDDSI (request hard copies through your Customer Development Specialist)

Recipes for IDDSI Levels 4-7 and menu solutions: available in Cycle Menu Management. Please watch this video for steps on adding IDDSI to your menu in CMM.

IDDSI focus group: email if interested in joining.

Vendor Support

Hormel: IDDSI Training

For many other resources and information about IDDSI, visit