Cat Ludwig, RDN, CLT

I am a Registered Dietitian who has over 15 years of restaurant and foodservice experience. I love making delicious food but understand how important it is for ALL food to be beautiful since we eat first with our eyes.

Nectar thick liquids by Cat Ludwig, RDN, CLT, Dysphagiadietitian.com. Glass of orange juice next to an orange and an orange slice on a background of marble with citrus slices.

Nectar Thick Liquids: A Beginner’s Guide

This article about Nectar Thick Liquids includes affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. You’ve probably never given much thought to the thickness of your beverages. But, for some individuals, this is a daily concern. Imagine having difficulties swallowing your morning coffee, or even a

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IDDSI Food Levels 3 through 7. Solid textured foods for dysphagia diets. Cat Ludwig, RDN, CLT. Yellow letters on sage green gradient background

IDDSI Food Levels 3-7 Explained

This article about IDDSI Food Levels 3-7 includes affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. Are you or a loved one experiencing difficulty swallowing solid foods? If so, you need to be familiar with IDDSI food levels 3 through 7. IDDSI is short for International

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Prebiotic Fiber: Inulin And Why You Should Eat It

This article about Prebiotic Fiber Inulin includes affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. Are you looking to improve your overall well-being and maintain a healthy lifestyle? Let’s start by looking at prebiotic fiber, inulin specifically! In today’s fast-paced world, taking care of our digestion,

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IDDSI Level 4: pureed and extremely thick. The differences between altered texture foods and liquids. Formerly known from the National Dysphagia Diet as Pureed foods and Pudding thick liquids. Pictures of the IDDSI framework pyramids on either side of the frame, one highlighting foods and the other focusing on liquid levels.

IDDSI Level 4: Pureed Foods and Extremely Thick Liquids

This article about IDDSI level 4 includes affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. IDDSI Level 4 is a dual level, it refers to both a liquid consistency and also a food texture consistency. The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) was developed to clarify

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IDDSI Level 2 Liquids - Mildly Thick liquids. International Dysphagia Diet standardisation initative. Light background with picture in middle of 5 different colored smoothies (pink, orange, yollow, lighty orange, green) and fruit on the table.

What Is IDDSI Level 2 on the New Dysphagia Diet Framework?

This article about IDDSI level 2 liquids includes affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you. IDDSI is the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative, it was developed in 2018 to address inconsistencies with the National Dysphagia Diet. The NDD has 4 levels of solids and 4

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