Add and Edit Foods

Add Foods

The Food List page allows you to input certain approved foods for your center. This gives you control over what foods your staff can serve. The Food List page displays all of your foods and their settings in a table. You can see at a glance what foods are allowed (blank), disallowed ( ), or warned(  ) for each age group, as well as any start or end dates. The food name, number, category, and type also display.

Required Permissions: You must be assigned to the Director or Administrator role to access the Food List page.

To add foods:

  1. From the menu to the left, click Food Program.
  2. Click Food ToolThe Food List page opens.
  3. Click New Food.
  4. Select the Category to which this food belongs.
  5. Enter a name and a Spanish name (optional) for this food.
  6. Select the Food Type.
    • If you select Vegetables or Fruit in the Food Type drop-down menu, the Juice flag displays. If this food item is a vegetable or fruit juice, click the slider to set the Juice flag to Yes.
  7. In the Nutritional Information section, click the slider next to each flag that applies to this item.
  8. In the Food Quantity section, set food quantities for this item. Depending on the food, you may be required to select this for both non-infants and infants. This should be the quantity by which you measure servings of this food, such as cups, ounces, and so on. Your selection in this box affects the unit of measure used on the Menu Production Record when calculating the quantities needed. For more information, see Menu Production Record.
  9. In the Approvals section, specify the meals and children for which this food is approved.
  10. In the Effective Dates section, set an End Date for this food, if needed. If you enter an end date, this food will not be available once the end date is reached.
  11. When finished, click Save.

Edit Foods

To edit foods:

  1. On the Food List page, click the row for the food to change. The Edit Food page opens.
  2. Update the information, as needed.
  3. When finished, click Save.
  4. Use the drop-down menu at the top of the page to select a new food to edit, or click Cancel to return to the Food List page.