Texture Modified

Texture Modified food and dysphagia diets range

This range helps people with swallowing difficulties enjoy mealtimes again. Each meal is carefully prepared to provide the nutrients they need in portion sizes and textures that suit their needs.

Leading the way for texture modified food

We have worked hard to ensure all our Texture Modified meals comply with the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI).


Providing meals for IDDSI levels 3-7, we ensure you can serve food that is safe, tasty and nutritious—giving you complete peace of mind.

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Our Award-Winning Texture Modified Meals

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Enhance safety

Our meals are aligned with IDDSI guidance, with textures that reduce the risk of choking and aspiration.

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Reduce the risk of malnutrition

Our carefully devised menu means everyone can receive a great meal and the right nutrition.

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Taste great

We create meals that look and taste delicious, helping people look forward to mealtimes again.

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Phil RimmerPhil Rimmer


There are now over 85 meals for people with dysphagia

and behind it all was the ethos; great cookery and really

good ingredients.

Phil Rimmer,
apetito Head Chef

What our Texture Modified range includes

Chicken biriyaniChicken biriyani

IDDSI Level 7 - Regular and easy to chew meals

Our main range features a number of level 7 regular and easy to chew meals, including Quiche Lorraine, Vegetable & Coconut Curry and more.


These are soft and tender everyday foods that can be easily mashed with either a spoon or a fork.

IDDSI Level 6 - Soft and bite-sized meals

Our Level 6 meals are soft and tender, though require some chewing.


Food ingredients are cut into smaller pieces no larger than 15mm and can be mashed with a fork. Any gravy or sauce is of a thick consistency.

Sausages in onion gravySausages in onion gravy
Level 5 Rich beef stewLevel 5 Rich beef stew

IDDSI Level 5 - Minced and moist meals

Our level 5 meals are mashed to be tender and moist.


The pieces are equal to or less than 4mm width and no more than 15mm in length. This means they need very little chewing.


Any gravy or sauce is of a similar consistency to the rest of the meal.

IDDSI Level 4 - Classic Puréed meals

Our standard portion size Level 4 meals, desserts and sandwiches have a smooth texture and do not require any chewing.


They are moulded to resemble the food they represent and hold their shape even after cooking. They are puréed and can be eaten with a fork or spoon.

Level 4 Cottage PieLevel 4 Cottage Pie
Level 4 Pureed Petite Chicken and vegetable casseroleLevel 4 Pureed Petite Chicken and vegetable casserole

IDDSI Level 4 - Puréed Petite meals


Our Purée Petite meals offer a smaller portion size for those with a reduced appetite.


They all contain at least 500Kcal per and a minimum of 15g protein per meal.

IDDSI Level 3 - Liquidised 

These great tasting, nutritious soups have a smooth, thin and uniform consistency.


Our puréed soups are a source of protein; containing more than 8g of protein and more than 260Kcal.

Level 3 cream of vegetable soupLevel 3 cream of vegetable soup
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Talk to us about your needs

To discover more about how our texture-modified range can benefit your care home, hospital or community meal service get in touch today.