SUPER FOODS FOR SMALL APPETITES: Home Based Modified Texture Diets – 2nd Edition


Second edition including IDDSI recommendations.

This book is written for people going home with various and ongoing chewing and swallowing problems. It has been created specifically for families who may need some help in creating modified texture meals.

The aim is to understand the issues and to use the information to create attractive meals, using the ideas in combination with the life experience of carers in the home.

In addition to an extensive background about the problems associated with Dysphagia, ‘Superfoods for Small Appetites’ contains 45 recipes with clear method instructions, suitability for the grades of diets used with people who have Dysphagia, and details on nutrients.

Martin J., 2014. Super Foods for Small Appetites: Home Based Modified Texture Diets. Family Concern Publishing, Brisbane, Australia. (160 pp)

Janet Martin, BSc., BND retired in 2017 as a dietitian with over 20 years clinical experience creating standards and recipes for texture modified diets for swallowing disorders.

She has been a dysphagia management specialist with the Dietitians Association of Australia. The recipe book Good Looking, Easy Swallowing (1993, now unfortunately out of print), written by Jan Martin and Jane Backhouse, (speech pathologist), and funded by the Julia Farr Foundation, became a core text for health professionals, chefs and families seeking to improve presentation of puréed foods.

Jan built on the success of this with A Kitchen Manual for Preparation of Modified Texture Diets (now in its 2nd Edition, 2013).

Jan would like to thank the many chefs and others who contributed to the ideas and recipes presented in these publications. This new book SUPER FOODS FOR SMALL APPETITES: Home Based Modified Texture Diets is based on current national guidelines for dysphagia management, and provides an up to date and practical guide for carers and families looking after people with Dysphagia.

The overall objective is to improve presentation of texture modified meals in nursing homes and in the family home.

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