Introducing the Breakfast Menu Builder

Date: October 16, 2017 posted by amy mail Twitter facebook

 

Creating, promoting and reporting on breakfast menus are a snap! 

 

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NutriStudents K-12 is thrilled to introduce another new tool to lighten FSDs' workload: the interactive Breakfast Menu Builder. This online tool expedites the creation of customized, USDA-compliant, monthly breakfast menus. Simply input the answers to a few questions and choose options from a series of drop-down menus, and the tool will auto-populate the day's menu on the monthly calendar, ensure the proper number of grains are offered each week and build out a downloadable Food Production Report for each day. 

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The Breakfast Menu Builder can be customized based on:

  • District - add your district's or school's logo at the top right of the monthly calendar 
  • School - create a different menu for each building in your district, if you'd like
  • Grade - choose from preK, K-5, K-8, 6-8, 9-12
  • 1 or 2 offerings per day
  • 1 or 2 whole-grain-rich-equivalent items
  • 2 fruit options for each offering every day

Milk is included in each offering every day. The drop-down menus for the fruit and whole-grain-rich-equivalent items are populated with the NutriStudents K-12 breakfast market basket. 

We've also included the ability to copy one day's menu to any other day on the calendar and to copy one month's calendar to a future month to simplify the menu creation process even further. 

You can access the tool in the client portal under the "Breakfast" drop-down menu. Step-by-step, written instructions are available for download from the Breakfast landing page (click on "breakfast" on the navigation bar, ignoring the drop-down menu options) will help acclimate you to the new tool. A video tutorial will be posted soon. Log in today and take it for a test drive!