Fact sheetDiet specifications

Published on 1 Feb 2015

Texture modified diet - no mixed consistency

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 modified to exclude texture combinations.


Provides meals with an even consistency and no combinations of solid and liquid foods in the same dish.


May be ordered for patients with swallowing problems.

Nutritional adequacy

Nutritionally adequate when appropriate selections are made.




Suitable for use in paediatrics when combined with an age-appropriate diet.

Specific menu planning guidelines

Allowed Not allowed
Hot main dishes All -
Sauces, graviesAllowed when small amounts served on main dishesSauces or gravies served in a separate jug
Starchy vegetables / pasta / rice All -
Vegetables All -
SoupsPureed soups onlyOther soups
Sandwiches All -
Salads, dressings All -
Breads, cereals

All bread

Breakfast cereals softened with milk before service (e.g. Weet-Bix™), rolled oats, semolina

Dry breakfast cereals served with separate portion-control milk
Spreads All -
Hot breakfast choices All -

Fresh fruit and dried fruit

Canned fruit drained of juice

Canned fruit in juice
YoghurtAll smooth yoghurt without large fruit piecesYoghurt with large fruit pieces or muesli
Desserts All -
Milk and cheese All -
Beverages All -
Biscuits All -
MiscellaneousSalt, pepper, sugar, sweetener, cream, nuts -


  1. Dietitians Association of Australia. Nutrition manual. 9th ed. Canberra: DAA; 2014.
  2. Dietitians Association of Australia and The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Ltd. Texture-modified foods and thickened fluids as used for individuals with dysphagia: Australian standardised labels and definition. Nutrition & Dietetics 2007;64 Suppl 2:S53-76
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