IDDSI In Progress

In the near future, we are hoping to connect those who are in the process of implementing IDDSI to share experiences and learnings.  See where IDDSI is currently in progress, share your story or click here to help us translate.

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Where is IDDSI being implemented?

Learn which countries are home to organizations implementing IDDSI.

Country Activity
Australia Speech Pathology Australia and Dietitians Association of Australia Boards have now ratified the decision to endorse the framework within Australia. Although implementation and adoption of the IDDSI framework will be a number of years away, further work will now be undertaken to look at the risks and implementation of the IDDSI framework. Australian clinicians are asked to use the current Australian Standards for Texture Modified Foods and Fluids at present until a transition plan to IDDSI is in place.
Belgium IDDSI framework featured in Parki’s Kookatelier (Parki’s Cooking workshop), a cookbook with recipes rated according to IDDSI framework. Received Royal reception by King and Queen of Belgium.
Brazil Implementation discussions and translation of IDDSI framework and descriptors are currently underway.
Canada Implementation discussions are currently underway across Canada in several Health Authorities and regional groups. Pilot underway in New Brunswick. IDDSI framework and descriptors are being incorporated into university curricula and incorporated into PEN (Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition)
China Formation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standards Implementation Committee (IDDSIC).
Denmark Review of IDDSI framework in relation to current standards.
France Translation of IDDSI framework and descriptors currently underway.
Germany Primary IDDSI pilot underway in Kempen, Germany. Translation of IDDSI framework and descriptors underway.
Ireland Implementation discussions are currently underway. IDDSI framework and descriptors have been incorporated into university curricula.
Israel Implementation discussions are currently underway.
Japan Translation of IDDSI framework and descriptors underway. IDDSI framework launched at 2015 JSDR meeting. IDDSI framework and descriptors have been incorporated into university curricula.
The Netherlands Review of IDDSI framework in relation to current standards. Translation of IDDSI framework and descriptors underway.
New Zealand New Zealand Speech-language Therapists’ Association formally endorses IDDSI standards and implementation processes are underway. Awaiting decision by New Zealand Dietitians Association.
Norway Review of IDDSI framework in relation to current standards. Translation of IDDSI framework and descriptors underway.
Poland Translation of IDDSI framework and descriptors underway. IDDSI framework and descriptors are being incorporated into university curricula.
Slovenia Inclusion of IDDSI presentation in first Slovenian Congress of Dysphagia 2016.
Sweden Review of IDDSI framework in relation to current standards. Translation of IDDSI framework and descriptors underway. IDDSI framework and descriptors have been incorporated into university curricula.
South Africa Review of IDDSI framework in relation to current standards. Translation of IDDSI framework and descriptors underway. IDDSI framework and descriptors have been incorporated into university curricula.
Thailand Review of IDDSI framework and translation underway.
Turkey Review of IDDSI framework and implementation discussions underway.
United Kingdom Review of IDDSI framework in relation to current national standards and implementation discussions underway.
United States and Territories The American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association have voted to formally support the implementation of IDDSI framework and definitions. Work is underway to develop an IDDSI implementation plan. IDDSI has already received many reports from many organizations in the US and territories about IDDSI implementation process.
We would appreciate hearing about what you are doing in your country! Please email us at communications@iddsi.org and let us know.

Share Your Story

We want to hear from you and your experiences with the IDDSI Framework. Submit your stories & experiences here to us, and we'll feature it on our website and Twitter account*. Some examples of what you can share:
  • Experiences with implementing the IDDSI Framework: what have you tried
  • Examples of how you and your team have started to use the IDDSI Framework
  • Any pictures you may have of your experiences with the Framework
  • A photo of the IDDSI Framework up on a wall in your practice area/setting
  • A photo of your latest meal and what IDDSI level it falls under or IDDSI testing methods in action
Please note for pictures, there should be no patients or confidential information (i.e patient identifiers) included. All pictures of individuals uploaded must have expressed permission of subjects. We also encourage you to share your thoughts with us on Twitter using the hashtag #IDDSI.

*IDDSI reserves the right to review and edit any submissions.

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