Soft and Bite-Sized Diet (Level 6)

Always follow any specific advice from your Speech and Language therapist.

Description of a soft and bite-sized diet:

  • Can be eaten with a fork, spoon or chopsticks
  • Can be mashed/broken down with pressure from fork, spoon or chopsticks
  • A knife is not required to cut this food, but may be used to help load a fork or spoon
  • Chewing is required before swallowing
  • Soft, tender and moist throughout but with no separate thin liquid
  • ‘Bite-sized’ pieces – all food pieces must be no larger than 1. 5 cm
    (about the width of a fork)
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Soft and Bite-Sized Diet (Level 6)

File type: application/pdf Review date: October 2022