The Diet Manual 2021





The New Diet Manual Released (2021)

This Diet manual was developed by Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N., and Associates. This new version is in full color with photos included.

The collaborative efforts of this group have resulted in a diet manual designed for use by physicians and health care professionals in providing nutrition care to individuals in Long Term Care. Ideal for Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Board and Care Facilities, and Group Homes.

The purpose of this diet manual is to ensure consistency of practice for physicians and other healthcare professionals when providing nutritional care to individuals in long-term care. The manual can serve as a training manual. The Diet Manual is a systematic approach to standardizing terminology and interpretation. Two options for the Texture Modified diets are provided for those who are transitioning from the previous version. Standard use of diet terminology can assist communicate and apply nutritional care in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, board, and care, or other long-term care facilities.

Standard Diet Order Terminology Include:

Texture Modified Diets: 2 Options Are Included

Option 1: International Dysphagia Diet Standardization (IDDSI)

  • Bite-Size
  • Minced
  • Puree

Option 2: Texture Modified

  • Chopped
  • Ground
  • Puree

Therapeutic Diets:

  • Clear Liquid Diet
  • Full Liquid Diet
  • Heart Healthy
  • High-Calorie High Protein
  • Therapeutic Heart Healthy
  • Cholesterol Controlled Diet
  • Low Fat Diet
  • Fat Controlled Diet
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides
  • The Mind Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Consistent Carbohydrate Diet
  • Weight Management Tools
  • No Added Salt (3-4 g. Sodium)
  • Low Sodium Diet (2 g. Sodium)
  • Renal Diet
  • Anti-Reflux Diet
  • COPD Diet
  • High Fiber Diet
  • Low Purine
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Adverse Reactions to Foods (Egg, Gluten, Milk Free, Lactose Controlled, Nuts/Peanuts, Fish/Seafood)

Newly Added Nutritional Assessment Tools You Will Love!

  • Body Mass Index
  • Estimating Energy Requirements
  • Estimating Protein Requirements
  • High-Risk Conditions
  • Unintended Weight Loss
  • Anthropometric Measurements
  • Weight Recording
  • Ideal Body Weight
  • Estimating Heights

The Diet Manual has been simplified to include only diets most routinely ordered. The Diet Manual coordinates well with The Group Home Cookbook Series and Quantity Recipe Series. An excellent complete dietary system.


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