Dinner Through A Straw writes, publishes and markets patient education materials and products that enhance methods of eating and healing following oral trauma or facial limitations for chewing.

Our customers include hospitals, universities, clinics, physicians and individuals. Dinner Through A Straw has been recognized as the only book of its kind in thoroughness and detail. The product line has grown to include several products and premade kits for patient healing.

Dinner Through A Straw has benefited patients of cancer, scleroderma, TMJ, AIDS, birth defects and orthognathic conditions (malocclusions and jaw realignment). Dinner Through A Straw is a book and product that physicians and nurses dreamed of creating, if only they had the time. It provides ideas and methods of food consumption and wellness techniques to promote patient responsibility for the healing process. It explains how to create a feeding system. It tells what to have on hand following an oral surgery procedure. “Everything you wanted to know and forgot to ask your doctor” is a question and answer section for surgery patients.

Testimonials from physicians, registered dietitians, and registered nurses acknowledge that the more than 150 recipes are high in carbohydrates which expedite healing. Calorie counts and food values are provided by a Certified Dietary Manager. Patients find the recipes to be tasty and satisfying. They can enjoy most of their favorite dishes while on the food program.

The handbook and eating accessories are welcomed by those who cannot chew, those whose mouths are wired shut, and those who require a liquid diet or soft food diet. The non-chew recipes are readily prepared from standard food items found in most grocery stores and supermarkets.


From a patient in Florida: “This book is a gift of hope for recovery. It's not the end, but a beginning to learn to eat again. I keep it in my handbag all the time.”

From a cancer center in the southwest: “We give your books to every patient we see who has oral cancer or chewing or swallowing problems. They help the patients so much.”

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