You may need a blenderized diet if you have mouth or throat problems or if your This diet consists of foods that have been blenderized and are thin enough to. January Issue. Blenderized Foods for Home Tube Feeding: Learn About the Benefits, Risks, and Strategies for Success By Theresa A. Fessler, MS, RDN, . With today’s high-performance blenders this is possible, and many home enteral nutrition (HEN) consumers and caregivers are using blenderized foods instead.

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Some examples of good liquids are milk, fruit and vegetable juice. Pureed by gastrostomy tube diet improves gagging and retching in children with fundoplication.

Cut foods into smaller pieces before placing them in the blender. They’re also unsuitable for those who lack the skills and motivation to prepare them. A PBGT diet is an effective means of providing nutrition to children with feeding disorders. Who uses a blenderized diet? Other EN consumers view blenderized foods as a quality-of-life issue. Consumers are advised to consult with their physicians and dietitians for their specific health needs.

The use of blenders makes it possible for home tube-fed individuals to consume fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, nuts, and many other protein sources as well as healthful fats—the foods in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

If you are blending fruits or vegetables, you can use less liquid.

Homemade Blended Formula Handbook. Thousands of people are unable to eat by mouth and therefore require long-term home enteral tube feedings. It was effective in preventing significant weight loss and promoting wound healing and successful skin grafting. In children post-fundoplication surgery, a PBGT diet may decrease gagging and retching behaviors. If patients who require a feeding pump are using blenderized foods, they should complete their tube feedings in less than two hours to minimize risk of spoilage.

Mealtime Notions LLC; He said his wife used the mixture in her feeding tube every day at home and wanted to have it in the hospital, too.

Blenderized Diet

Armed with an open mind and resources to improve their knowledge base, today’s blendrized can be a great help to home EN patients and caregivers who choose blenderized foods for tube feeding. Breads, cereals, rice and pasta Breads and crackers without nuts Cooked, enriched cereals such as grits, Farina, Malt-O-Meal, or Cream of Wheat Cooked rice, pasta or noodles Fruits and vegetables Cooked or canned fruits without skins of seeds Cooked or canned vegetables without skins or seeds Meat and meat substitutes Cooked, tender meat, fish and poultry Infant strained meats baby foods Cooked boiled or poached eggs.


J Am Diet Assoc. Full BTF may result in better outcomes than combination foods.

For example, blenderized foods are medically inappropriate for people with severe maldigestion or malabsorption disorders who require elemental EN formulas. Tools for living better on home IV and tube feedings. Whatever you call it, the basics are the same: Pediatric patients who are dependent on gtube feedings may benefit from BTF for improvement in stool consistency, vomiting, and gtube intolerance.

Many caregivers and patients find recipes for blenderized food tube feedings on the Internet, but that doesn’t mean they’re well balanced. The best liquids to use are those that add flavor and have added vitamins and minerals. You know the benefits of real food. All across the country, more RDs are stepping up to the challenge of assisting home EN consumers with the use of blenderized foods for tube feeding, yet not much medical research has been done to support this practice.

Blenderized Foods for Home Tube Feeding

Tube clogging is a risk, although uncommon, when blenderized glenderized are used in feeding tubes. Foods that increase the risk of tube clogging include blueberries, string beans, and flax seeds. US Government Printing Office; Use of antacids, motility agents, and laxatives did NOT increase.

Several blejderized and books contain information from health professionals, caregivers, and consumers of tube-fed blenderized foods. Pin It on Pinterest. The following foods do not blend well: Nutritional Evaluation of a blenderized diet in five major burn patients. Sign up for email updates on products, general feeding tube information and MORE! There are some foods that blend better than others do. This blog post by our dietitian gives great tips for transitioning to a blenderized diet via feeding tube.


The pureed diet by GT is an alternative diet that is well received by families of patients. While most use standard commercial enteral nutrition EN formulas, a growing blendrrized of home EN patients want fresh unprocessed foods instead of, or in addition fiet, their typical EN regimen.

In some cases, people choose blenderized foods over conventional EN formulas because they cost less and especially if their medical insurance doesn’t cover home EN. To accomplish this, whole foods are liquefied in a blender with water, juice, broth, or various types of milk, and administered by syringe bolus in feeding tubes. Enteral feeding in stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Blenderized diet, tube feeding, and related stuff.

One can assume that blenderized foods blenderizex healthful for tube-fed individuals, but few published fiet have shown that consumers fare better or worse with blenderized foods compared with standard EN formulas. Accessed September dket, Blenderized Diet What is it? If done properly, blenderized foods in feeding tubes can be safe and healthful and improve patient satisfaction; however, it can be difficult to ensure that full nutrition needs are met, and there are some risks. Cheese sauce Cottage cheese Cooked legumes such as split peas or split lentils without the hull outer covering Smooth peanut butter Desserts Smooth custard and pudding Shakes Desserts such as ice cream, sherbet and plain gelatin may need to be melted before eating Fats Melted butter or margarine and oil Cream cheese Salad dressing Smooth sauces or gravy Other liquids and foods Milk beverages and smooth yogurt Tomato paste or sauce Blended, strained soup stock or cream soups Ground seasonings and spices, mustard, ketchup and other smooth condiments What should I limit or avoid eating or drinking while on a blenderized diet?

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