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IDDSI 2018 Contest

The National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders & the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative Presents:

The 2018 #IDDSIchallenge! 

You are invited to participate in a contest showing the world how you have been creating culinary delights using the IDDSI Framework.


Dates:  June 1 – June 15, 2018  Post your creations for National Dysphagia Awareness Month

June 20 – June 27, 2018 Vote for your Favorite Creations

June 28 – June 30, 2018 Announce the Top 3 Winners


Prizes:  3 prizes of $100 gift cards


Who can enter? Everyone! You can enter as an individual, a family, a corporation, a restaurant, a healthcare organization.


How to enter:

1. Record a short video (no more than 60 seconds) to show off your culinary creation and how you have used the IDDSI testing methods

2. Post your video onto Facebook and include #IDDSI and tag @NFOSD in your post between June 1 – June 15 (deadline is midnight GMT)

**Make sure your post is public so that we can share this!**

3. Like and share your creation on Facebook with all of your friends!

Here’s an example:

Rules and Regulations Apply: Click Here for more Information


How to win:

1. All videos will be viewed by an expert panel of judges and the top 5 entries will be selected for voting by the global audience.

2. Vote using ‘likes’ to choose the winners.


Meet the Judges: Click Here

Winners will be announced and showcased on both the IDDSI and NFOSD websites.


What is IDDSI?

The IDDSI Framework was developed to provide safety, through a standardised way of naming and describing texture modified foods and thickened liquids for people with swallowing difficulties across the lifespan.  It is a person-centred rather than profession-centred approach providing practical and validated measurement techniques to ensure that what is prepared in hospital, can reliably be prepared at home or other settings to reduce the risk of choking and aspiration. The common language of the framework can be used by persons with dysphagia, caregivers, clinicians, food service professionals and industry partners, allowing us to speak the same language the world over. Learn more at:

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Feeding Tube Awareness Week (2/8/15 – 2/14/15)

Oley - Feeding Tube Awareness link

This week is Feeding Tube Awareness Week, designed to take the mystery out of tube feeding and spread the word that many people live full and rewarding lives while relying on tube feeding to meet their nutritional needs.

Please watch the Oley video, “The Truth about Tube Feeding,” and share it widely. It features many of our Oley members! Watch it on Oley’s YouTube channel:  Click here

Join the dialogue about tube feeding on Oley’s Facebook page or the forum this week!
Also, it is not too late to request Feeding Tube Awareness Week buttons! Email requests to Lisa at

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The Osborn in Rye NY – Swallowing Support Group meeting (2/3/15)

The next swallowing support group at The Osborn located in Rye, New York is scheduled for Tuesday February 3, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM EST. Details are in the flyer below. Email Kathy Kennard-MacKenzie for additional information and to confirm meeting date.

Attendance is open to the public and is FREE!

Swallowing Support Group flyer revised

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European Society for Swallowing Disorders – World Swallowing Disorder Day Survey

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Dining for Dysphagia – U. of Wisc. NSSHLA (12/8/14)