Add a New Food


To add a new food:

  1. Click the Administration menu and select Manage Foods. KidKare opens in a browser.
  2. Log in using the same credentials you use to access Minute Menu CX.
  3. From the menu to the left, click Foods.
  4. Click Food List. The Food List page opens.
  5. Click New Food.
  6. In the Display section:
    1. Click the Category drop-down menu and select the category in which to list this food.
    2. Click the Name box and enter a name for this food.
    3. Click the Spanish Name box and enter the Spanish name for this food (optional).
    4. Click the Food Type drop-down menu and select the type of food this is.
    5. If you select Vegetables or Fruit in Step 6.d, the Juice slider displays. If this is a fruit or vegetable juice, click  to set it to Yes.
  7. In the Nutritional Information section, click  next to each nutritional marker that applies to this food:
    • Vitamin A
    • Vitamin C
    • Whole Grain-Rich
      Note: If you set Whole Grain-Rich to Yes, the food defaults to whole grain-rich when centers add the food to their menus.
    • HighFat
    • High Salt
    • Iron
  8. In the Food Quantity Group section, click each drop-down menu and specify how the food should be measured for Non-Infants and Infants. You can also click  to view measurements by age group. Your selection in this box affects the unit of measure used on the Menu Production Record when calculating the quantities needed. For more information about the Menu Production Record, see Menu Production Record.
  9. In the Approvals section:
    1. Click  next to each meal for which this food is approved.
    2. Click the Non-Infant, Infant 6-11, and Infant 0-5 drop-down menus and select Allow, Disallow, or Warn.
  10. In the Effective Dates section:
    1. If this food is only approved starting on a specific date, click the Start box and enter a start date for the food. If you want this food to be available immediately, do not add a start date.
    2. If this food is only approved for a limited time, click the End box and enter an end date for the food. If you enter a date in this box, the food will not be available once the end date is reached.
  11. Click Save.