Minced and Moist Diet Nov12 - New Zealand Speech

Minced and Moist Diet
Food should be able to be easily minced or mashed with a fork. It may be presented as a thick
puree with obvious lumps in it. Food should be moist and should easily form into a ball in the
mouth.
Foods recommended
Foods to be avoided
Bread, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles
Breakfast cereal with small moist lumps e.g.
All breads, sandwiches, pastries, crackers and
porridge or wheat biscuits soaked in milk
dry biscuits.
Rice that does not hold together e.g.
(unless on thickened fluids).
Small, moist pieces of soft pasta e.g. moist
parboiled, long-grain, basmati.
macaroni cheese (some pasta dishes may
Crispy or dry pasta e.g. edges of a pasta bake
or lasagne.
require blending or mashing).
Noodles e.g. udon, egg, 2 minute noodles
(may require blending or mashing).
Vegetables
Tender cooked vegetables that are easily
Raw vegetables e.g. salads.
mashed with a fork e.g. potato, kumara,
Large vegetable pieces or vegetables too
pumpkin, taro (pieces should be less than
hard or stringy to be mashed with a fork
0.5cm).
(pieces greater than 0.5cm).
Vegetable skins e.g. jacket potato.
Pureed vegetables e.g. peas, corn.
Vegetables that have outer shells or require
extensive chewing, e.g. peas, corn.
Fruit
Mashed soft fresh fruits e.g. banana, mango, kiwifruit.
Finely sliced or diced soft pieces of canned or
cooked fruit e.g. pears, peaches (pieces
should be less than 0.5cm).
Pureed fruit.
Large pieces of fruit or fruit that is too hard
to be mashed with a fork (pieces greater
than 0.5cm).
Dried fruit.
Stringy fruit e.g. pineapple.
Dairy
Yoghurt (may have small soft fruit pieces).
Yoghurt with pips or hard pieces of fruit.
Very soft cheeses with small lumps e.g.
If eating soft cheeses e.g. camembert or brie,
cottage or cream cheese, cheese spread).
avoid the rind.
Hard cheeses.
Issued by
PL Speech Language Therapy
Issued Date
November 2012 Classification
I7 4106-13-003
Authorised by
HoD Allied Health
Review Period 36mths
Page
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This information is correct at date of issue. Always check in the relevant Waitemata DHB policy manual that this copy is the most recent version.
This information has been developed for use by New Zealand Registered Dietitians and Speech Language Therapists from National Texture Modified
Guidelines. Any other healthcare professionals should seek advice from a Dietitian or Speech Language Therapist prior to use.
Minced Moist Diet
Foods recommended
Foods to be avoided
Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, legumes
Minced, tender meats with a sauce or gravy.
Casserole or mince dishes with hard or chewy
Sauces should be the same consistency as
pieces e.g. peas, onion.
The crust or pastry of quiches and pies.
recommended fluids.
Casseroles or boil-up dishes may be blended
Meat with gristle.
to reduce the size of large food pieces.
Nuts.
Blended or flaked/ minced fish with a sauce.
Very soft and moist egg dishes e.g. scrambled
eggs, soft quiches.
Well cooked legumes e.g. beans, lentils
(partially mashed or blended).
Desserts
Smooth puddings e.g. mousse, custard,
Desserts with large or hard fruit pieces e.g.
sultanas, seeds or coconut.
instant pudding.
Dairy desserts e.g. ice cream (unless on
Crumbly or flaky pastry.
Hard crumble or bases e.g. apple crumble.
thickened fluids), custards and yoghurt.
Soft moist sponge cake desserts with lots of
Bread-based puddings.
custard, cream or ice-cream e.g. trifle,
tiramisu.
Soft fruit-based desserts.
Rice pudding or canned creamed rice.
Additional items
Soup, may contain small soft lumps e.g.
Soups with large pieces of meat or
vegetables, corn or rice.
pasta/ noodles.
Salsa, sauces and dips with small soft lumps
Avoid thin watery soups/ broths if on
e.g. hummus, guacamole.
thickened fluids.
Very soft, smooth chocolate e.g. able to melt Lollies including fruit jellies, hard sweets,
in the mouth.
toffee and marshmallow.
Jams and condiments without seeds or dried Any fast food that cannot be mashed with a
fruit.
fork e.g. pizza, sushi, stir-fry.
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Issued by
PL Speech Language Therapy
Issued Date
November 2012 Classification
I7 4106-13-003
Authorised by
HoD Allied Health
Review Period 36mths
Page
Page 2 of 2
This information is correct at date of issue. Always check in the relevant Waitemata DHB policy manual that this copy is the most recent version.
This information has been developed for use by New Zealand Registered Dietitians and Speech Language Therapists from National Texture Modified
Guidelines. Any other healthcare professionals should seek advice from a Dietitian or Speech Language Therapist prior to use.
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