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What are Transitional Foods?

Eating can be be painful, scary and difficult for many with dysphagia. It's a chore.

This condition can change your relationship with food from pleasure to survival.

Transitional foods is an IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative) classified texture of food. They are also known as solid meltable foods because they dissolve in the presence of moisture or heat. No chewing is required -just simple tongue pressure.

Savorease crisps transition from a regular crispy food to puree with moderate tongue pressure in seconds1. The transition is faster and more consistent in the mouth than other products tested. Choosing Savorease transitional foods for your patients may offer more safe, and satisfying choices especially during snack time.
To know if a food fits this category, perform the Fork Pressure Test shown here. 2

1Barewal R, et al., 2020
2 IDDSI Framework

Happier, Healthier Eaters

Our foods are recommended by experts in swallowing and nutrition. They fit the latest criteria for a therapeutic diet.*

All Savorease foods are fortified with protein and calories from healthy oils, vegetables and pulses and have been made specifically for those with chewing or swallowing difficulties. Both children and adults love the flavor. Having a ready-made texture modified food that can replace a shake or a pudding and provide a full flavored, visually appealing, savory alternative for your taste buds.

The opportunity is finally here to provide ready-made, tailored support with snacks perfect for the slow eater, and finger foods that promote self feeding.

*Ballesteros-Pomar et al., 2020 

Happier, Healthier Eaters

Our foods are recommended by experts in swallowing and nutrition. They fit the latest criteria for a therapeutic diet.*

All Savorease foods are fortified with protein and calories from healthy oils, vegetables and pulses and have been made specifically for those with chewing or swallowing difficulties. Both children and adults love the flavor. Having a ready-made texture modified food that can replace a shake or a pudding and provide a full flavored, visually appealing, savory alternative for your taste buds.

The opportunity is finally here to provide ready-made, tailored support with snacks perfect for the slow eater, and finger foods that promote self feeding.

*Ballesteros-Pomar et al., 2020 

Why Finger Foods?

Research shows that people eat more when they can directly touch food with their hands.1 Not only do children and adults eat more with finger foods compared to puree, but self feeding can help prepare for a more effective swallow. 2, 3

Now add dip to the equation, and you can further increase eating enjoyment possibly due to the extra choice of dipping your food or the contrasting colors, flavors and textures.4 Our fortified dips have been tested to be a true puree and complement the flavors of the crisps.

1. Madzharov, 2019
2. Soltesz and Dayton, 1995
3. Shune and Moon, 2016
4. Kimura et al., 2019

Transitional foods can be recommended for both adult and pediatric patients.


Food Trial

Evaluate each patient for suitability of use with food trials during a clinical swallowing evaluation, or instrumental examination.

Assess

Determine if Savorease Therapeutic foods can expand choices within their level of texture restriction. Dips can increase nutrients, lubricate dry mouths and provide contrast in flavor and texture.

Recommend

Make recommendations in nutrition plan and discuss with medical team and caregiver. Review specific needs and benefits. 

Progress

Savorease Therapeutic foods may support developmental teaching, increase skill in rehabilitation and increase nutrition.

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