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ICYMI: The EAT Bar Is A Snack Designed Specifically For People Who Have Difficulty Swallowing

The EAT Bar was featured on Bustle.com

For folks who have dysphagia or sensory sensitivities, eating can be a fraught experience — but a new snack has been developed to ease some of those issues. Designed for people who have trouble swallowing, the EAT Bar, as it’s called, literally melts in your mouth, making eating not only easier, but also super tasty. EAT Bars are now available to order online — and they’re nut-free, gluten-free, and kosher, to boot. Sounds like a win-win situation!

The complications for both dysphagia and sensory processing disorder — and any number of other conditions and situations which can make swallowing difficult, or which result in a lack of appetite — are numerous: Malnutrition, weight loss, and dehydration comprise just a few. The EAT Bar, however, aims to combat these and other issues associated with difficulty swallowing or lack of appetite by providing a dietary boost in an easy-to-consume form.

The EAT Bar subsequently functions well as a snack; additionally, it can be incorporated into clinical evaluations or treatment, due to the fact that it acts as a sort of middle ground between liquids or purees and solid foods. In terms of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI) framework — the global standardized definitions used to describe food textures and liquid thickness for people with dysphagia — the bar falls between Levels 5 and 7, making it what’s called a “transitional food.”

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