Items - Editing Menu Items

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  Table of Contents
  1. Diet Types
  2. Nutritional information
  3. Variable Meal Pricing by Year
  4. Menu items cannot be edited if it has been uploaded to ParentPay

 

Diet Types

Important:  Changes to the Diet Types cannot be saved by Admin users. For users with Manager access please refer to Items - Editing Menu Items (Managers ONLY).  

NOTE The screenshot is from the new users interface, for more detail about this please refer to New User Interface - Meal Manager Menus Module.

To restrict users from being able to select Items with conflicting Diet Types the Diet Type tab [1] contains a check list of dietary restrictions for cultural or religious purposes e.g. Halal.

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When a Diet Type (i.e. Halal [2]) is selected any conflicting Diet Types will be Un-selectable [3] (greyed out), this applied to the following:

  • If Suitable for Vegan is ticked Admin users can also select Suitable for Vegetarian, Suitable for Pescatarian and Suitable for Halal.
  • If Suitable for Vegetarian is ticked Admin users can also select Suitable for Halal, Suitable for Vegan, Suitable for Pescatarian.
  • If Suitable for Pescatarian is ticked Admin users can also select Suitable for Vegan, Suitable for Vegetarian and Suitable for Halal.
  • If Suitable for Halal is ticked Admin users can also select Suitable for Vegetarian, Suitable for Pescatarian, Suitable for Vegan and Contains Beef.
  • If Contains Beef is ticked Admin users can also select Contains Pork and Suitable for Halal.
  • If Contains Pork is ticked Admin users can also select Contains Beef.

Legacy Conflicting Diet Types

When an existing client is moved to the new Diet Type logic a script will be run to identify and edit any conflicting Diet Types. The script will be forced to remove the least impactful Diet Type i.e. if a Menu Item is set to Suitable for Halal and Contains Pork then Halal will be removed to minimise the risk of a Menu Item that contains Pork being made available to a Muslim student

Conflicting Legacy Diet Types:

  • Suitable for Halal + Contains Pork
  • Suitable for Vegetarian + Contains Pork and, or Contains Beef
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Nutritional information

The Nutrition tab has been amended and the data displayed is consistent with industry accepted display of data. You can manually add or edit the content in the Value column [1].

Go to Menu > Items > select a Menu Item Type > Item > Edit Menu Item window > Nutrition tab [2]

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Variable Meal Pricing by Year

Meal prices are currently defined in Menus Items, Kitchen Manager Sites and Payments Admin. All these prices are defined per Student Type e.g. Nursery, Student, etc. With the introduction of Meal prices by year group, prices will be defined at two more levels, the price priority is given in following hierarchy:

  1. Year pricing set against Menu Items
  2. Type pricing set against Menu Items
  3. Year pricing set against a Site
  4. Type pricing set against a Site
  5. Year pricing set against Payments Admin
  6. Type pricing set against the Payments Admin

Go to Menus > Items > select an Item [1] > Prices by year [2] tab

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Use the Meal price (£) column [3] to set the item price for each year. A Meal price by year set to £0.00 reverts to the Student Type prices on the Details tab [4] (Nursery Price, Child Price, & Special Price).

Click Save when done.

NOTE If the Meal price is undefined (null) it is considered as £0.00.

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Menu items cannot be edited if it has been uploaded to ParentPay

A user cannot edit a menu item description on the Desktop if the item has already been uploaded to the ParentPay site.

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