Meal pre-ordering

Students can use either the Tablet or Whiteboard to change or cancel pre-orders made by their parents.
Parent Pre-order cut-off time

To enable and set the pre-order cut-off time do the following:

In System go to Sites > select a Site [1] > in the Meal selection tab [2] and use the following Pre-selection options:  

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NOTE

Only School Administrators can make changes to the parent pre-selections via the Desktop.

3. Parent pre-order lead days

Parents will only be able to pre-order meals for the days after the configured value (i.e. if the current day is Wednesday and the Parent pre-order lead days = 2, the Parent will not be able to pre-book meals for the current day (Wednesday) or the next day (Thursday), but will be able to book meals from Friday onwards).

4. Whiteboard pre-order lead days

Whiteboard users will only be able pre-order meals for the 2 days after the configured value (i.e. if the current day is Wednesday and the Whiteboard pre-order lead days = 2, Whiteboard users will not be able to pre-book meals for the current day (Wednesday) or the next day (Thursday), but will be able to book meals for Friday and the following Monday.

Pre-selections options

Click the checkbox for Parent selection can be changed on Whiteboard [5] so Students can change pre-orders via the Whiteboard.

Click the checkbox for Pre-orders can be changed on Tablet [6] so that Students can change pre-selections can be changed on the tablet.

Click Save [7] when done.

Changing Pre-orders Guides

Setting the Pre-order cut-off time
  1. In System go to Sites > select a Site [1] > Edit Site window > click on Meal selection tab [2] > set the Pre-order lead days [3]mceclip1.png
  2. If either of the Pre-order lead days is set to any value greater than 0, the Parent Pre-order cut-off time [4] can be any value (e.g. 10:00).
  3. If the Pre-order lead day is 0, the Parent Pre-order cut-off time will be the Default latest time of 08:00, or earlier if a time is entered.
Menu Item Photo Assistant Activation

Before an approved user can take a photo using the tablet and upload it to the whiteboard, the Photo assistant feature must be activated.

  1. In System go to Sites [1] > [select your site].mceclip0.png
  2. In the Site pop-up window go to Meal selection > Meal Register list > Enable menu item photo assistant [2] check box > Save [3].mceclip1.png

    NOTE

    Items with a custom photo from the user will have a Custom camera icon [8] in the Photo column. Select the item to open the pop-up menu.

  3. If you decide to revert to the default photo after uploading a photo to the whiteboard, go to Menus > Items > Main.
  4. To find the “Jacket Potato with Baked Beans” menu item, for example, use the Search bar [6] and click the Magnifying glass button [7] to search the Items list.mceclip0.png
  5. In the Details tab of the Edit Menu Item pop-up, you can see a Photo preview [9] of the current photo. To remove the photo and return to the default picture click the Remove photo check box [10], then click Save [11].mceclip1.png

    INFO

    Refer to Menu Item Photo Assistant for how to take photos using the Meal Register App.