These documents are part of the ACI Diet Specifications for Paediatric Inpatients. They are not to be used for patient education.
Diet specifications for infants and children requiring texture modified diets for dysphagia additional to developmental stages.
A diet of soft-textured foods that can be easily chewed, requiring minimal biting and is suitable for infants and children less than 5 years.
A diet suitable for patients with allergy to milk/dairy, egg, soy, wheat, seafood, peanut and tree nuts.
A reduced simple carbohydrate (CHO), low Glycaemic Index, reduced fat diet with lower saturated and higher poly- and mono-unsaturated fats.
A diet that optimises blood glucose and lipid levels in patients with diabetes and specifies carbohydrate (CHO) content of items to allow precise insulin dosage.
An energy-controlled diet with a wide variety of foods that will allow steady weight loss or prevent weight gain in low activity patients. For children over the age of 2 years only.
A diet containing approximately 120% energy than can be achieved on the Full diet alone.
A diet with no more than 10g total fat per day.
A diet to provide a low saturated fat intake.
A diet low in long chain triglycerides (LCT) and high in medium chain triglycerides (MCT).
A diet to provide a very high fat, very low carbohydrate (CHO) diet that is adequate in protein to assist in the management of seizures.
A carbohydrate (CHO) controlled diet to assist in the management of seizures.
A diet containing approximately 120% protein (average 15g extra per day) than can be achieved on the full diet alone.
A reduced protein intake but adequate energy intake, for patients who are unable to metabolise normal protein intake
A minimal protein intake while maintaining adequate intake of energy, for patients who are unable to metabolise normal or low protein intake.
A diet limiting the sodium intake while including foods from all food groups. No specific goal for sodium.
A diet that is low in phosphate: approximately 400-800mg per day depending on the age of the child.
A potassium-controlled diet to minimise the occurrence and degree of hyperkalemia.
A source of clear fluids to replace or maintain the body’s water balance.