Senior Deli: Creating easy-to-swallow, appealing food for dysphagia sufferers

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Already supplying to over 200 senior homes and hospitals, the Future Food Asia 2021 co-winner uses proprietary tech to make nutritious, affordable texture-modified foods for people with swallowing difficulties

After Sandy Chung’s grandfather suffered a stroke some years ago, he had difficulty swallowing food and had to switch to a liquid diet. He wasn’t alone. Up to 30% of elderly people suffer dysphagia or difficulty in swallowing. Such people often have a limited range of safe food options, such as purees, which sometimes may be unappetizing. Studies have shown this limited choice can reduce food intake and cause malnutrition or ill health.In Hong Kong, where Chung is from, dysphagia diet meals are mostly imported from Japan and are costly; they also often taste unfamiliar. To provide her grandfat...
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