Normal, everyday foods of various textures that are developmentally and age. Any method may be used to eat the foods. May be hard and crunchy or naturally soft. Sample size not restricted. Includes hard, tough, chewy, fibrous, stringy, dry, crispy, crunchy or crumbly bits.
What is Level 2 dysphagia diet?
A level 2 diet is the intermediate level. People on this diet should eat moist and soft-textured foods that are easy to chew. They can also eat pureed, pudding-like foods. They should avoid foods with coarse textures.
What is a dysphagia 3 diet?
A level 3 National Dysphagia Diet includes moist foods in bite-sized pieces. These foods are easier for you to chew and swallow. Avoid foods that are hard, sticky, crunchy, or very dry. Your healthcare provider will tell you how long you need to follow this diet.
What is a Level 6 dysphagia diet?
This diet consists of many ordinary foods that are soft and easy to chew. Foods can be eaten with a fork or spoon. Foods are soft and fork-tender; they are moist, but there is no separate thin liquid present. Solid food pieces are 8mm or smaller for children or 15mm (about ½ inch) for adults.