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Texture-modified Food and food texture classification


Prof Yang will introduce food texture classification in this video. The chart below shows the main reasons for malnutrition in the elderly, That is 9 Ds, which include dentition and dysphagia.


The global standard of food texture classification is also named IDDSI. The IDDSI framework consists of a continuum of 8 levels (0 – 7), where drinks are measured from Levels 0 – 4, while foods are measured from Levels 3 – 7. The IDDSI Framework provides a common terminology to describe food textures and drink thickness by using a syringe, fork, or spoon. If you are interested on IDDSI, please visit their homepage.

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Nutrition and Age-Related Chronic Diseases

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