IDDSI: An Integrated Approach Webinar

Review the most up-to-date information on the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)* and earn valuable CE credits by watching our on-demand webinar, IDDSI: An Integrated Approach, RD & SLP Insights for Improving Care and Creating a Culture of Safety. Sponsored by the Thick-It® brand, this free webinar presents firsthand experiences working within the IDDSI framework from both the speech-language pathologist’s (SLP) and registered dietician’s (RD) perspectives. Learn practical and easy strategies for implementing IDDSI guidelines in your practice or facility, and help us set a higher standard for people with dysphagia.

Presented by Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDE, FAND and Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, this webinar is a free continuing education opportunity for RDs, SLPs, dietary managers, and dining supervisors.

Continuing education has been approved for the following:

  • RDs earn one hour through the Commission on Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Certified Dietary Managers, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs) earn one hour through the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers, the credentialing agency for Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals.

Attendees are only required to watch the continuing education portion of the presentation to receive full continuing education credit; the chat with the sponsor is optional. Sign up below to earn your continuing education credit.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the rationale of each IDDSI level from the SLP perspective, the scientific evidence that supports that rationale, and how to determine which level best meets the needs of individuals based on chewing and swallowing ability.
  2. Gain practical understanding from the RD perspective on the value of testing and why it’s necessary to test for each level.
  3. Increase understanding of training and competencies, including the need for ongoing training, the elements that comprise a good training program, and how to build a culture of safety and care through IDDSI.

About the Presenters

Margaret Roche, MS, RD, CSG, CDE, FAND is the founder of Roche Dietitians and a nationally recognized leader in nutrition consulting.  Maggie’s mission is to educate and empower those who nourish others.

Most recently Maggie has created IDDSI training programs that simplify IDDSI implementation, improve food quality and promote safety.  She has trained thousands on the IDDSI Framework and Testing Methods.

Maggie is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in clinical nutrition.  She has advanced credentials as a certified diabetes educator, is board certified as a specialist in gerontological nutrition, and is distinguished as a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Financial Disclosure: Margaret is the owner and founder of Roche Dietitians. Margaret’s opinions and advice are her own. Margaret Roche and Roche Dietitians are paid consultants to Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc., producers of the Thick-It® brand family of products, and have received compensation for presenting this webinar.

Non-financial Disclosure: Margaret is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is also a volunteer on the Resources Collection/Best Practices Work Group of USIRG (United States IDDSI Reference Group).


Katrina Woodward, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP is a speech-language pathologist with 19 years of specialty experience evaluating and treating adult and geriatric patients with cognitive-communication deficits and dysphagia. A consummate professional, a proven leader, a dedicated mentor, and a patient advocate with a passion for evidence-based practice, Katrina currently serves as vice president for SDX Dysphagia Experts, Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association vice president for education and planning, and a US & Territories IDDSI Reference Group volunteer and co-chair of the communications and newsletter committee.

Financial Disclosure: Katrina’s opinions and advice are her own. Katrina is paid consultant to Roche Dietitians has received compensation for presenting this webinar. Katrina receives a salary from Swallowing Diagnostics, LLC as Vice President.

Non-financial Disclosure: Katrina is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is Vice President of Education & Planning for Massachusetts Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also a volunteer on the Communications/News Workgroup as co-chair of USIRG (United States IDDSI Reference Group).

*Thick-It® brand is a gold sponsor of IDDSI. This webinar is NOT an official IDDSI resource, educational material, or education program, and it is NOT meant to replace materials and resources on

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