To describe and identify various perspectives on eating difficulties following stroke to enable theory development and facilitate advancement of interventions. Methods: Concept analysis in line with Morse’s principles of exploring pragmatic utility was used throughout the data collection and analysis. Peer-reviewed research on eating difficulties was systematically and critically appraised. Literature included the bibliographic databases, Medline, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), Scopus and PsycInfo, published up until November 2011. A total of 33 key articles were included in the final analysis.