Add Food Frequency Rules

Setting food frequency rules allows you to limit the number of times a food can be served during a certain time period. For example, you can limit pudding to once a week.

Required Permissions: You must be assigned to the Director or Administrator role to create food rules.

  1. From the menu to the left, click Food Program.
  2. Click Food List. The Food List page opens.
  3. Click the Food Rules tab. The Food Rules page opens.
  4. Click New Rule and choose from the following:
    • Limit Foods/Day
    • Limit Foods/Week
    • Limit Foods/Month
  5. In the Display section, enter a rule name, description, Spanish name, and Spanish description.
  6. In the Effective Dates section, set a start and end date, if needed.
  7. In the Apply To section:
    • Select Infants or Non-Infants.
    • Select Meal or Child.
    • Select the meal(s) to which this rule applies.
    • Click the Serving Limit box and enter the maximum serving limit per day/week/month.
  8. In the Action section, select Warn or Disallow.
  9. Click Next. The Select Food Restriction page opens.
  10. Select a food type, category, or food to restrict.
    • To restrict a food type:
      •  Click Food Type.
      • Select the type.
    • To restrict a food category:
      •  Select Category
      • Click the category in the first box and drag and drop it into the Selected Items for Rule box. You can click the Type to Search box and enter the category name to filter the categories that display.
    • To restrict a specific food:
      • Click Select Foods.
      • Click the food in the first box and drag and drop it into the Selected Items for Rule box. You can click the Type to Search box and enter the food name to filter the foods that display.
  11. Click Save.