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Thick-It® The purpose of this page is to provide those with dysphagia and their caregivers an opportunity to share their questions, stories and successes with others who can provide advice, empathy and support.
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Thick-It® instant food thickening products have revolutionized the way people think about food and dysphagia care since 1987. For more than 20 years, our goal has been to develop safe products that help improve the quality of life for those with dysphagia and their caregivers.

Thick-It® instant food thickening products have revolutionized the way people think about food and dysphagia care since 1987. For more than 20 years, our goal has been to develop safe products that help improve the quality of life for those with dysphagia and their caregivers.

Mission: We will continue to commit ourselves to creating and improving products that meet the ever-changing needs of those with swallowing difficulties, as well as their caregivers. We look forward to continuing to provide products that are convenient, reliable, and most of all, safe.

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Today is Caregiver Appreciation Day AND World Kindness Day … fitting because caregiving is a tireless, selfless job that...
11/13/2020

Today is Caregiver Appreciation Day AND World Kindness Day … fitting because caregiving is a tireless, selfless job that requires daily patience and kindness. If you are a caregiver or have ever been a caregiver to a loved one, we appreciate you!

To celebrate the caregivers in your life today, give a simple thank you in-person, send a card by mail or email, and if possible, take over the role of caring and give them a day off.

The holidays are often synonymous with coming together around the dinner table to enjoy delicious food with our loved on...
11/13/2020
Making Holiday Mealtime Dysphagia-Friendly | Thick-It®

The holidays are often synonymous with coming together around the dinner table to enjoy delicious food with our loved ones. For people diagnosed with dysphagia and their caregivers, however, these gatherings can be stressful. Guest author Jessica Hilton, MS, RDN, CDN shares tips for making holiday-mealtime dysphagia friendly.

https://thickit.com/making-holiday-mealtime-dysphagia-friendly/

Jessica Hilton, MS, RDN, CDN shares how caregivers can help dysphagia patients participate in holiday mealtime and enjoy a higher quality of life

In recognition of Veterans Day, we'd like to take a moment to honor and appreciate each and every service man and woman ...
11/11/2020

In recognition of Veterans Day, we'd like to take a moment to honor and appreciate each and every service man and woman who has fought for our country and continued freedom. Thank you for your service and bravery.

Family caregivers do it all -- from managing health emergencies to juggling priorities, all while trying to maintain the...
11/07/2020

Family caregivers do it all -- from managing health emergencies to juggling priorities, all while trying to maintain their own wellbeing. This National Family Caregivers Month, Caregiver Action Network addresses the new realities and additional challenges family caregivers face during these uncertain times. https://caregiveraction.org/national-family-caregivers-month

More than just our taste buds, we also eat with our eyes. One way to make puréed food look more appetizing, according to...
11/04/2020
FOCUS ON PUREE – IDDSI

More than just our taste buds, we also eat with our eyes. One way to make puréed food look more appetizing, according to IDDSI, is to form it using molds, gels, or shapes so that it looks like food we recognize. The IDDSI explains how caregivers can ensure such puréed foods meet the requirements for IDDSI Level 4 Purée.

https://iddsi.org/focus-on-puree/

FOCUS ON PUREE Ensuring Shaped, Gelled or Moulded Purees meets the requirements for IDDSI Level 4 Puree and the Culinary Perspective We eat with our eyes. One of the ways of making pureed food look more appetising is to shape it so that it looks like food we recognise.  For example, pureed carrot...

Having a swallowing disorder doesn't have to be spooky … we're here to help simplify your life. Happy Halloween from our...
10/31/2020

Having a swallowing disorder doesn't have to be spooky … we're here to help simplify your life. Happy Halloween from our Thick-It® brand family to yours!

Don't forget! This month only and while supplies last, select Thick-It® dysphagia nutrition products are 15% off when yo...
10/30/2020

Don't forget! This month only and while supplies last, select Thick-It® dysphagia nutrition products are 15% off when you order on Amazon. https://thickit.com/shop-now/

Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Hydration is an important issue for all, but especially o...
10/27/2020

Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Hydration is an important issue for all, but especially older adults who are at an increased risk of complications from dehydration.

The Thick-It® and Sqwincher® brands have a solution—safe and reliable thickened beverages combined with great tasting electrolyte formulas for all day, every day hydration for everyone. We call it HydrationCare360™—a full-circle perspective on the importance of hydration and its role in all aspects of health.

Learn more: https://thickit.com/nutrition-product-category/hydrationcare360/ #HydrationThatWorks

Being a caregiver of a loved one can take a toll on you physically and emotionally, especially when it comes to your joy...
10/24/2020
Eight Ways To Add More Joy To Your Life

Being a caregiver of a loved one can take a toll on you physically and emotionally, especially when it comes to your joy. Caregiver shares eight ways to add more joy to your life, every day. https://caregiver.com/articles/eight-ways-joy/

Being a caregiver of a loved one, part of the sandwich generation taking care of a family member who has a chronic or debilitating disease can take a toll on you physically and emotionally especially when it comes to your joy.

Our Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener Single-Serve Packets are slim, convenient, and perfect for at-home or o...
10/24/2020

Our Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener Single-Serve Packets are slim, convenient, and perfect for at-home or on the go. Through the end of October while supplies last, take 15% off select Thick-It® brand products when you order on Amazon. Shop now!

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Electrolytes are vital for the normal functioning of the body, but they can be easily lost through exercise, illness, or...
10/23/2020

Electrolytes are vital for the normal functioning of the body, but they can be easily lost through exercise, illness, or dehydration. We've partnered with Sqwincher to introduce a solution: Clear Advantage® Thickened Water + Sugar Free, Low Calorie Sqwincher® Qwik Stik® ZERO Combo Packs. Simply mix the Sqwincher® powder with Clear Advantage® thickened water to add hydrating electrolytes without adding sugar.

https://thickit.com/nutrition-product/clear-advantage-thickened-water-sugar-free-low-calorie-sqwincher-qwik-stik-zero-combo-pack/

Long-Term Care Planning Month in October encourages seniors — as well as those caring for or acting on behalf of older p...
10/21/2020
Planning for Long-Term Care | Thick-It®

Long-Term Care Planning Month in October encourages seniors — as well as those caring for or acting on behalf of older patients — to examine their potential need for these services and explore the options that are available to them. Check out our latest blog post to understand what long-term care is, who needs it, the different types of care, and more. https://thickit.com/planning-for-long-term-care/

In recognition of Long-Term Care Planning Month in October, the Thick-It® brand outlines important factors for seniors and their caregivers to consider

The first commercially available food and beverage thickener for dysphagia, Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener...
10/20/2020
Thick-It Original Food & Beverage Thickener, 36 oz Canister

The first commercially available food and beverage thickener for dysphagia, Thick-It® Original Food & Beverage Thickener has been recommended by healthcare professionals for over 30 years. While supplies last, take 15% off when you order on Amazon. Shop now!

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Thick-It Original Food & Beverage Thickener, 36 oz Canister

Did someone say National Dessert Day? Our Puréed Pumpkin Cake captures all the flavors of fall and is perfect for the oc...
10/14/2020

Did someone say National Dessert Day? Our Puréed Pumpkin Cake captures all the flavors of fall and is perfect for the occasion. Grab the recipe for this delicious treat in our new recipe book, Variety Comes to the Table:

https://thickit.com/recipe-book/

Staying properly hydrated can be a challenge for almost anyone, especially those with swallowing disorders. To promote a...
10/13/2020
Thick-It® Brand Launches Clear Advantage® HydraICE™ Electrolyte Freezer Pops | Thick-It®

Staying properly hydrated can be a challenge for almost anyone, especially those with swallowing disorders. To promote all day, every day hydration for everyone, the Thick-It® brand is introducing Clear Advantage® HydraICE™ Electrolyte Freezer Pops, which provide quick and satisfying hydration with a blend of electrolytes to help the body function well.

Learn more:

Freezer Pops are part of the brand’s HydrationCare360™ initiative to promote importance of hydration in all aspects of health

Dysphagia nutrition delivered straight to your door. For a limited time, take 15% off select Thick-It® brand products on...
10/12/2020

Dysphagia nutrition delivered straight to your door. For a limited time, take 15% off select Thick-It® brand products on Amazon, including our ready-to-drink Clear Advantage® Thickened Water. #PrimeDay

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Dehydration is a serious condition, especially for senior citizens. Left unchecked, it can limit your ability to fight i...
10/06/2020

Dehydration is a serious condition, especially for senior citizens. Left unchecked, it can limit your ability to fight infections and can lead to confusion, falls, seizures, or even death.

Fortunately, the Thick-It® and Sqwincher® brands have a solution—HydrationCare360™, a full-circle perspective on the importance of hydration and its role in all aspects of health. Learn more:
https://thickit.com/nutrition-product-category/hydrationcare360/

Implementing the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative within healthcare facilities can help improve t...
09/30/2020
Starting with Purees: Implementing IDDSI in Healthcare | Thick-It®

Implementing the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative within healthcare facilities can help improve the safety and quality of texture-modified foods and thickened liquids served to those with chewing and swallowing problems.

Our latest blog post, written by guest author and registered dietitian Margaret Roche, outlines how to implement #IDDSI in your facility.

Guest author and registered dietitian Margaret Roche outlines how to implement IDDSI in healthcare in a simple and straightforward way.

Did someone say International Coffee Day?! Brewed from a premium roast blend, our regular coffee is the only ready-to-dr...
09/29/2020

Did someone say International Coffee Day?! Brewed from a premium roast blend, our regular coffee is the only ready-to-drink thickened coffee on the market [also available in a decaffeinated variety]. We have an improved flavor profile with a fresh-brewed aroma, so you can enjoy smooth, rich flavor anytime, anywhere.

"There's no denying that eating is a social activity. Changes to a person's ability to eat will surely have a large impa...
09/28/2020
Shared Publication

"There's no denying that eating is a social activity. Changes to a person's ability to eat will surely have a large impact on the enjoyment of dining with others. Dysphagia can cause poor nutrition, dehydration, risk of aspiration and overall isolation." Check out Caregiver's article on the social aspects of dysphagia, including tips for caregivers:

http://www.magazinevolume.com/33211CM/page_11.html

Anxiety about these symptoms becoming noticeable causes a loved one to worry and have fears of swallowing, especially in social settings. Quality of life is something a

Have you seen our newest Clear Advantage® Thickened Water + Sugar Free, Low Calorie Sqwincher® Qwik Stik® ZERO Combo Pac...
09/23/2020
Thick-It® and Sqwincher® Brands Launch Combo Pack to Promote Hydration | Thick-It®

Have you seen our newest Clear Advantage® Thickened Water + Sugar Free, Low Calorie Sqwincher® Qwik Stik® ZERO Combo Pack? Naturally and artificially flavored Sqwincher® powder easily mixes with ready-to-drink Clear Advantage® Thickened Water, enabling patients to stay hydrated at home and on the go.

Learn more: https://thickit.com/thick-it-and-sqwincher-launch-combo-pack/

#HydrationThatWorks

The Thick-It® and Sqwincher® brands introduce a Clear Advantage® Thickened Water + Sugar Free, Low Calorie Sqwincher® Qwik Stik® ZERO Combo Pack

As part of our commitment to providing safe, satisfying nutrition solutions to those with dysphagia, the Thick-It® brand...
09/22/2020
Thick-It® Brand Introduces Variety Pack of Dysphagia Nutrition Products | Thick-It®

As part of our commitment to providing safe, satisfying nutrition solutions to those with dysphagia, the Thick-It® brand is introducing three new variety packs that offer the ultimate convenience to patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals, available in Purée Protein, Purée Vegetable, and Ready-to-Drink categories.

The Thick-It® brand introduces three new convenient variety packs in Purée Protein, Purée Vegetable, and Ready-to-Drink categories.

DYK? Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops #dementia, and according to the National Institutes of Health, swall...
09/21/2020
Caregiver’s Guide to Dysphagia in Dementia | National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders - A community for those impacted by dysphagia

DYK? Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops #dementia, and according to the National Institutes of Health, swallowing problems occur in about 45% of those who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Today is World Alzheimer's Day - an opportunity to learn about the challenges associated with dysphagia in dementia and how caregivers can help enhance mealtimes for their loved ones. #WorldAlzMonth

https://swallowingdisorderfoundation.com/caregivers-guide-dysphagia-dementia/

Byline: Rinki Varindani Desai is an ASHA-certified medical speech-language pathologist and BIAA-certified brain ...

Introducing a refreshing way to enjoy your favorite thickened beverages: Clear Advantage® Ready-to-Drink Beverage Variet...
09/18/2020

Introducing a refreshing way to enjoy your favorite thickened beverages: Clear Advantage® Ready-to-Drink Beverage Variety Packs. Featuring an assortment of popular flavors, each 8 fl oz bottle is pre-thickened to either mildly thick or moderately thick consistency – no measuring or mixing required.

https://thickit.com/nutrition-product/ready-to-drink-beverage-variety-pack/

Although a dysphagia diagnosis can be intimidating, taking steps to maintain proper nutrition and hydration can help min...
09/16/2020
Dietary Basics for Dysphagia Patients | Thick-It®

Although a dysphagia diagnosis can be intimidating, taking steps to maintain proper nutrition and hydration can help minimize some of its complications. Learn more about common symptoms of dysphagia, features of a #dysphagia diet, and more in our latest blog post:

The Thick-It® brand outlines important factors for patients and their caregivers to consider in order to establish a balanced and healthy dysphagia diet

Rest assured, the Thick-It® brand is committed to helping you maintain quality of life through your dysphagia diagnosis....
09/16/2020

Rest assured, the Thick-It® brand is committed to helping you maintain quality of life through your dysphagia diagnosis. Our products can be ordered online, anytime.

https://thickit.com/shop-now/

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The purpose of this page is to provide those with dysphagia and their caregivers an opportunity to share their questions, stories, and successes with others who can provide advice, empathy, and support. We at Thick-It® want to create an open dialogue between those who manage swallowing difficulties everyday.

Thick-It® is a registered trademark of Kent Precision Foods Group, Inc., based in Muscatine, Iowa, with the goal of continually researching, innovating, and educating on dysphagia nutrition products. Thick-It® offers xanthan- and starch-based food and beverage thickeners, including Thick-It® Original Thickener, the number one selling retail brand of food and beverage thickeners, introduced in 1987; Thick-It Clear Advantage® Thickener; ready-to-drink, pre-thickened beverages available in water, juice, coffee, and tea varieties; and ready-to-eat pureed foods made from real food ingredients.

All Thick-It® dysphagia nutrition management products are available at pharmacies nationwide as well as for foodservice and in-facility use through North American and international distributors. For more details, visit thickit.com.

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My sister has cerebral palsy, she is 51yrs old and needs thick-it to swallow foods, she cannot eat solids and is fully immobile. She is on social security and has to buy Thick-it from what little money she has every month, she needs help, is there a donation you could make to her of a few cases or a discount you could provide, please? IF so if you message me I will tell you her info. Thank you!
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