Ideas on Providing Nutrition for People with Huntington's Disease

Compiled by Renette Davis with assistance from people on the Mailing List for Huntington's Disease

Note: Be sure to take the person who has Huntington's Disease to see someone who specializes in swallowing problems (probably a speech language pathologist) and have a Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS) done before trying out any of these ideas. Everyone is different and depending on where or at what point during the swallow things go wrong, it may not be safe to use these ideas, or there may be other resources that are more effective.

Bill's Favorite Foods

Ideas on pureed foods and finger foods, written by Gudrun Scott, who helps care for a young man with Huntington's Disease.

Nourishment Made Tasty for the Huntington's Patient

A soft (pureed) food menu to help caregivers, written by Kym Nicholson, whose son Christopher had Juvenile Huntington's Disease.


Idea for a soft meal from Ken Pidcock.

We welcome articles relating nutrition for people with Huntington's Disease from anyone who has experience with Huntington's Disease or dysphagia. Send your ideas to Renette Davis by clicking here.

Last updated: Aug. 13, 2011