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Speech And Language Therapy Singapore (SALTS) supports MOH in its EatSafe initiative.

 

EatSafe adheres to the IDDSI framework to provide a common language for everyone involved in the care of individuals with swallowing difficultie. The IDDSI framework provides standardised names and descriptions of food and drink used to reduce choking risk. The framework is also supported by members from the Singapore Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Committee and Sub-teams comprising of Medical, Nursing, Speech Therapist, Dietitians, Administrators from various sectors, food service and chefs.

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative framework for labelling and testing modified texture food and fluids is being gradually adopted in Singapore since 2022.

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 can be accessed from IDDSI International.

Speech pathologist can access general resources for use in professional practice from the IDDSI website resources page. Australian specific resources are listed under the ‘Country Specific’ tab.

For further information about the adoption of the IDDSI framework in Singapore email MOH | EatSafe SG

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