IDDSI: International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative


With great interest and much review of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative, IDDSI, the Blossom Foods team continues its commitment to both the consumer and healthcare facilities to help in the transition. We know it is a lot to understand and believe we can be of help to both. The IDDSI diet level guideline goal is to standardize textured meals.

Since 2008, Blossom Foods has created our menu items in Puree, Ground, and Soft Chop textures following the National Dysphagia Diet guidelines. Today, we continue to offer each of our menu items in these modified size/textures now IDDSI Level 4, 5, and 6 on the IDDSI program. We test each week using their guidelines to assure that we meet the criteria and to be able to offer as many options when it comes to menu planning as possible

See below for our current menu or ask your US Foods or Food Service of America (FSA) representative what they carry.

There will be many discussions surrounding the right "texture" or the "fork test" and we want to be part of that discussion!

Do not hesitate to give us a call! Enjoy, Sue

Complete Meals & Individual Portions, Puree, Ground, Chop  (R = Renal Meals/regular-sliced texture)

Please note the prices listed on our website are for consumer purchase. Contact your US Foods or Food Service of America representative for a complete list of menu items and pricing!

International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative – IDDSI

  • Level 4 - Puree
  • Level 5 - Minced and Moist
  • Level 6 - Soft and Bite Size
  • Level 7 - Regular (Renal Meals only)

Current Meals Available in Each Level/Texture: (Able to Create Additional Meals)

  • French Toast, Eggs, Pears
  • French Toast, Eggs, Mixed Berry
  • Pancakes, Turkey Sausage, Eggs
  • Pancakes, Eggs, Blueberries
  • Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes, Fruit Cocktail
  • Scrambled Egg, Turkey Sausage, Zucchini
  • Waffle, Turkey Sausage, Mixed Berries
  • Western Omelet, Breakfast Sausage, Potatoes
  • Western Omelet, Potato, Eggplant Vegetable
  • Beef with Barbecue Sauce, Corn, Baked Beans
  • R  - Chicken and Vegetables w/gravy, Carrots, Green Beans
  • Chicken Dumplings, Peas, Squash
  • Chicken Enchilada, Corn, Broccoli
  • Chicken Pot Pie, Green Beans, Mixed Berries
  • Chicken with Rice, Peas, Butternut Squash
  • Macaroni and Cheese, Broccoli, Carrots
  • R - Meatloaf, Butternut Squash, Peaches (Spiral Pasta when Renal)
  • Pepper Beef, Spinach, Potatoes
  • Pork with Vegetables, Sweet Potatoes, Baked Apple
  • R  - Pot Roast, Carrots, Green Beans
  • Seafood Casserole, Broccoli, Cherry Cobbler
  • Turkey, Bread Stuffing, Cranberries
  • - Turkey w/Gravy, Zucchini, White Rice 
  • Vegetarian Lasagna, Carrots, Green Beans
  • R  - Tofu, Rice Noodles, Green Beans
  • Individual: Breakfast, Meat, Pasta, Vegetables
  • Cheese Omelet, Scrambled Eggs, Egg Casserole, Western Omelet
  • Turkey Sausage, Breakfast Sausage
  • French Toast, Waffle, Pancake
  • Chicken w/ Vegetables, Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Enchilada, Chicken and Dumplings, Chicken w/Rice
  • Pork with Barbecue Sauce, Pork with Vegetables
  • Pot Roast, Meatloaf, Pepper Beef, Barbecue Beef
  • Seafood Casserole, Turkey
  • Non Meat:
  • Cheese Ravioli, Macaroni & Cheese, Pasta Alfredo, Vegetarian Lasagna
  • Bread Stuffing, Beets, Broccoli, Butternut Squash
  • Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn, Collard Greens, Green Beans, Green Peas, Mixed Vegetables
  • Refried Black Beans, Potatoes, Spanish Rice, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Zucchini
  • Fruit/Dessert
  • Mandarin Orange, Mixed Berries, Cherries, Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Pears, Fruit Cocktail, Peaches, Pineapple, Peach Pie, Apple Pie  
  • Individual Portions: Vegan 
  • Eggplant with Vegetables
  • Tofu and Rice, Tofu with Vegetables, Tofu with Rice and Vegetables
  • Vegetarian Chili
  • Pasta with Vegetables

Published: 04/18/2019 9:50 AM