Post procedure diet - cool / cold foods only
This document is part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Adult Inpatients. It is not to be used for patient education.
To provide a diet comprised of cold foods.
Hot foods and beverages are excluded.
- patients with mouth wounds, ulcers or prone to nose bleeds (e.g. post nasal surgery)
- burning mouth syndrome.
An alternative beverage to tea and coffee is to be available at each meal and mid-meal (e.g. milk, juice, soft drink, cordial).
Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.
Specific menu planning guidelines
|Hot main dishes|
|Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice||None hot||-|
|Soups||Cold soups only||-|
Cold ready-to-eat cereal
|Hot cereals (e.g. rolled oats)|
|Hot breakfast choices||All hot main dishes||-|
Cold desserts only
|Hot desserts (e.g. hot apple pie)|
|Milk and cheese||All||-|
Fruit juices, water, cordial
Iced coffee, iced tea
Hot beverages (e.g. tea and coffee, hot chocolate)
|Miscellaneous||Any cold food||-|
- Cerchiari, DP, de Moricz RD, Sanjar FA, Rapoport PB, Moretti G, Geurra MM. Burning mouth syndrome: etiology. Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia 2006;72(3);419-24.