The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) framework is a global initiative, formed by a range of experts with the goal to develop global standardised terminology and descriptors to describe texture modified foods and thickened fluids, and improving the safety of patients with dysphagia. Developed for all ages, all care settings, and all cultures.

The IDDSI framework

The framework is a continuum of eight levels (0–7), which are identified by numbers, text labels and colour codes. IDDSI provides descriptors and testing methods for each level. For details visit In Australia, the IDDSI framework will replace the Australian Standards for Texture Modified Foods and Fluids. 

RESOURCE® THICKENUP® Clear and the IDDSI framework

What is not changing with RESOURCE® THICKENUP® Clear?
  • The tin and scoop size are not changing.
  • The product formulation is not changing.
What is changing with RESOURCE® THICKENUP® Clear?
  • The label will be updated with recommended dosage to reflect the IDDSI framework descriptors from July 2019.

Where can I find more information?

Go online for details about IDDSI Visit or talk to your healthcare professional about IDDSI or RESOURCE® THICKENUP® Clear.

Your healthcare professional will be able to support you with any questions you may have. If you have any questions about RESOURCE® THICKENUP® Clear, please speak with your healthcare professional, or contact your local Account Specialist.

Please do not make any changes to your food or drink recommendation until you have spoken with your healthcare professional.


RESOURCE® THICKENUP® Clear is a food for special medical purposes for the dietary management of people with swallowing difficulties. Must be used under medical supervision.

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