Happy New Year - IDDSI is kicking off 2017 with new initiatives.
January 2017
Happy New Year
We hope everyone enjoyed trying out many food textures and drink consistencies over the holiday season!

  • Happy New Year
  • Helping You to Help Us
  • Translating the IDDSI Framework
  • Welcome New Sponsors
  • IDDSI on the Move

Helping You to Help Us
Looking for resources to help with your IDDSI initiative?  The IDDSI website has been building up our resources to help you spread the word and move forward with implementing IDDSI into your practice.

Our latest resource is an IDDSI poster which can be downloaded here.

Feel free to use this poster for your own information, sharing with colleagues or at presentations you might be giving. 

Translating the IDDSI Framework

IDDSI has been receiving a number of inquiries wondering about translating the IDDSI documents into a variety of languages.  Currently we have 12 translations in process in Italian, Farsi, Spanish, Japanese, Thai, Turkish, Portuguese, and French. Translated versions of the IDDSI documents will be made available on the IDDSI website once completed. 

We have developed a translation process to help ensure translations are as accurate as possible and will meet various language needs.    

The Translation Process:
  • Our translation process involves posting the draft translation for a period of 3 months to allow review and feedback on the translation from peers.  We recognize there may be slight difference within a language and we would like the translated version to be broadly understood and accepted.
  • An English pdf version of the Framework along with a fillable PDF template for the translated version, will be provided to you.
  • We will provide an IDDSI email address to receive/respond to questions and feedback for the 3 month period. The email will be language@iddsi.org   {i.e france@iddsi.org}
  • At the end of the 3 month period,  the draft version with any changes should be re-submitted and will then be posted as "final" on the website.
  • In appreciation of your work and with your permission, we will post an acknowledgement to you on our website.

If you are interested in translating a document, please contact us at communications@iddsi.org

Welcome New Sponsor
We'd like to welcome Maple Leaf Foodservice as a Silver Sponsor.  

Maple Leaf Foodservice is the leading protein supplier to the Canadian Healthcare & Retirement markets offering over 400 delicious pork, poultry and beef options.

In addition, we'd also like to welcome Gordon Food Service, who is a new Bronze Sponsor. 

To see our Sponsors, or learn how to become a Sponsor, see  here.

IDDSI on the move
Recent, current and upcoming IDDSI-related presentations:
  • January 18, 2017: Webinar presented hosted by Speech-Language and Audiology Canada 
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Please let us know what you are doing in your part of the world.  We would be happy to share it with the rest of the world.  Email us at communications@iddsi.org