This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Supporting Safe Eating
Preventing and Reporting Problems
Behavioral Risk Factors
Medical Risk Factors
Section 3: Modified Diets
The IDDSI Framework
IDDSI Level 7: Regular Foods
IDDSI Level 6: Soft and Bite-sized
IDDSI Level 5: Minced and Moist
Test for Texture
IDDSI Level 4: Pureed Foods or Extremely Thick Liquids
IDDSI Level 3: Liquidized Foods or Moderately Thick Liquids
IDDSI Level 2: Mildly Thick Liquids
IDDSI Level 1: Slightly Thick Liquids
IDDSI Level 0: Thin Liquids
Planning for Special Events
What Do You Think?
Section 5: Conclusion
Katy Kunst received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her Master of Business Administration from Elon University. She has 14 years of experience serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their supporters, including roles as direct support professional, program director, and training facilitator. She has created and facilitated training on topics including non-violent crisis interventions, person-centered planning, cultural competence, quality service delivery, regulatory compliance, and a variety of topics related to IDD services. Disclosure: Katy Kunst, MBA, QIDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.Disclosure: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.