Note: Only District Admin (DA) users and Building Admin (BA) users with menu editing capabilities will be able to perform these functions.
Menus can be created directly from the Menu Calendar module or they can be created in the Base Menus module and copied into the Menu Calendar. When menus are created directly within the Menu Calendar module, there are three Menu Source options given when a user clicks the blue plus sign button to add a new menu to the Menu Calendar:
Copy From a Base Menu
When this option is selected and when the Meal Session and Grade Range have been defined in the flyout window, CNCentral will display all Base Menus that meet the parameters selected (meal session and grade range). User will select the correct Base Menu from the drop down list results. A total feeding figure will be applied but can be edited if necessary. Clicking the Add Menu button will add Base Menu to the Menu Calendar.
Copy From Another Week
When this option is selected, users will be given the option to use filters to narrow down which weekly menu they'd like copied into this current weeks menu. Optional filters include:
- Week of - Users can click the calendar icon to select a week range
- Building - Users can select which building the menu resides that they wish to copy from
Results that match the selected filters (Week Of and Building) will be displayed in the Select Menu drop down box. User will select the correct menu from the list. A total feeding figure will be applied but can be edited if necessary. Clicking the Add Menu button will add Base Menu to the Menu Calendar.
Start With a Blank Menu
When this option is selected and the Add Menu button is clicked, a blank menu worksheet will open. The default menu name will be autogenerated using the format of ["Meal Session" ("Grade Range")]. Example: Lunch (K-5). This name can be edited. The default Operating Days will be set to Monday-Friday but can also be edited if necessary. Users will add items/recipes/combos to menus using the traditional user flow. Not sure what the traditional user flow is? Check out this article for more information on adding items to a blank menu.