PRESENTER: Reva Barewal, DDS, MS, Dipl ABDSM
AUDIENCE: All levels of experience. Focused on professionals who evaluate and treat dysphagia, as well as Registered Dietitians and Nursing staff,
Description: Transitional food is a novel IDDSI solids category that remains largely underexplored in adult dysphagia. Preliminary research evidence in this new field of study demonstrates the potential of transitional foods to not only support texture advancement but often mitigate common issues related to self-feeding, sensorial enjoyment, and food intake. Dr. Barewal will engage in a thought-provoking presentation that begins to explore relationships between food texture, food composition and our patient’s health and wellbeing.
1) Define and understand the IDDSI category of transitional foods
2) Review recent studies on safety, therapy and food acceptance with transitional foods
3) Recognize commonly used applications of transitional foods in practice
Presenter: Reva Barewal, DDS, MS, is a prosthodontist with decades of experience as a clinician in private practice, as a lead investigator on dental implant research and as an educator on oral reconstruction. Learning of her patients’ struggles with dysphagia and nutrition, she began focusing her time on the development of improved transitional foods to address concerns related to food safety, nutrition and psychosocial wellbeing. With her background and years of collaboration with food scientists, speech language pathologists, physicians and dietitians, she brings a more connected approach to the relationship of food texture and adult dysphagia. Dr. Barewal founded Savorease Therapeutic Foods, the first product line of transitional foods specifically designed to introduce solid meltable textures to help advance the diet and encourage eating independence. Her interests lie in development of an evidence-based approach to food innovation and to advance knowledge in this growing field of study.
This webinar is 1 hour and available for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) – formerly known as Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs). Certificate of Completion is available upon request at the end of the webinar. For More information on Professional Development Hours: https://www.asha.org/certification/factdef/
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