IDDSI Introduction


This downloadable training provides an introduction to the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) framework.

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Following the completion of this training, employees will be able to:

  1. Explain the rationale behind IDDSI
  2. Identify the eight food and drink levels by their number, text label, and color code
  3. Understand the IDDSI testing methods for both foods and liquids

Main topics to cover are:

  • IDDSI Framework
  • Level Identifiers
  • Transitional Foods
  • Food and Drink Testing Methods

This inservice is ready-to-present and provides an In-service Notice, Pre-Test/Post-Test, Attendance Sheet, and includes activity questions to test your staff’s knowledge and handouts to post as a go-to resource. It’s designed to be 20-30 minutes in length.

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