Nutritional Analysis Complete Overview

  Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Recipes Page
  3. Nutritional Information
  4. Costing
  5. Configuration


Introduction

The Nutritional Analysis Recipes module [1] is only available in the new User Interface (UI). To enable the new UI for the Menus page and click the Toggle button [2] in the top right corner of the screen.

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Click the Toggle button again to turn off the new UI. If you navigate away from the Menus page the old UI will become active again.

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Recipes Page

NOTE This feature requires Stock Item details to be complete, refer to Add a stock item.

Important:  Recipes will not be calculated from the Stock Items applied to the recipe if the following configuration item is enabled: 

Go to Menus > Admin [1] > Configure [2] > ‘Edit Menu Item nutrition values manually’ [3]

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Users can use the Search Bar [1] to Filter Menu Items [2] and select Specific Stock Items [3] (e.g. Chicken) to build recipes by dragging and dropping them into the Recipes table.

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The user can specify the Quantity [4] and define the Unit Of Measure [5] to be used in the recipe as well as specify the number of Portions [6] the recipe will produce which will instantly provide the user with several key metrics.

The Cost (£) column [7] and the Cost/Portion column [8] of each Stock Item used in the recipe will automatically update when the Quantity, UOM and Portions are populated.

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A Photo [11] of the end result and a Cooking Method [12] can also be added.

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Missing Nutritional Data

If the nutritional details for a Stock Item are missing this can be identified by a ‘No’ in the Nutrition column. Nutritional values can manually be entered for the Stock Item in the Kitchen Manager module, or they can be added from the Recipes module by searching for a matching item in the McCance and Widdowson dataset (a dataset maintained by Public Health England). To access the McCance and Widdowson dataset click the No text [1] or the Search icon [2] in the Nutrition column.

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NOTE If the nutritional data is already populated Yes text [3] you can still update the Stock Items nutritional data from the McCance & Widdowson dataset by clicking the Search icon.

In the Add Nutritional Data pop-up enter the item name into the Search bar [4] and the list will automatically update to filter your results.

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Select the desired Food Item [5] from the list and click Add [6].

NOTE After clicking Add, the Stock Items nutritional values in the Kitchen Manager module will be updated and therefore all Recipes where the Stock Item is used will also be updated.

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Missing Pack Data

If the pack weight for a Stock Item is missing this can be identified by a No [1] in the Pack Weight column. Pack Weight data can manually be entered for the Stock Item in the Kitchen Manager module, or it can be added from the Recipes module clicking the No [1] text or the Edit icon [2] in the Pack Weight column.

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NOTE: If the pack weight data is already populated Yes [3] text you can still update the data by clicking the Edit icon.

In the Update Weight Data pop-up set the Units [4] drop down and enter the Weight per pack [5].

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Click Save [6] when done.

NOTE After clicking Save, the Stock Items pack weight data in the Kitchen Manager module will be updated and therefore all Recipes where the Stock Item is used will also be updated.

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Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Information page provides details of the nutritional content of each Menu Item across the Weeks Menu.

Go to Menus > Menus [1] > select a Menu > Actions [2] > Nutrition Information [3]

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In the Nutritional Information screen users can view the key nutritional metrics of each Menu Item by clicking on the Expand arrow [1] to expand a day of the Menu.

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NOTE The nutritional metrics of each menu item will only be displayed if nutritional data has been added against the Menu Items [2]. See Nutritional Analysis Configuration for details on how Menu Item nutritional data is updated.

The following nutritional metrics will be displayed for each menu item:

  • Portion Weight (g)
  • Energy (Kcal)
  • Fat (g)
  • Saturated Fat (g)
  • Salt (g)
  • Total Sugar (g)
  • Carbohydrate (g)
  • Protein (g)
  • NSP (g)
  • Iron (g)
  • Zinc (mg)
  • Calcium (mg)
  • Vitamin A (ug)
  • Vitamin C (mg)
  • Folate (ug)
  • Sodium (mg)
  • Potassium (mg)
  • Magnesium (mg)
  • Riboflavin (mg)
  • Vitamin D (ug)

The coloured rings around each nutritional value follow the same colouring system you find on the back of food packets to identify if a menu item has a Low [1], Ok [2] or High [3] quantity of each nutritional value to identify if a menu item is too high in Fat, Salt or Sugar.

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Users can reveal the Daily Reference Intake values [4] by clicking the Menu Item expand arrow [5].

If a Menu Item is missing the Nutrition information there will be no Nutritional values [6] displayed for the Menu Item.

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The Exclamation icon [7] will confirm the Menu Item does not Nutritional data applied to the Menu Item in the Recipes page [8].

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Setting Nutritional Values

To set the High and Low Nutritional values and Daily Reference Intake values go to Admin [1] > Nutritional Guidelines [2] > click a Nutrient field [3]

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In the Edit Nutrition Guidelines pop-up users can set the Daily Reference intake [4], Low nutritional value [5] and High nutritional value [6].

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NOTE Click Save [7] when done or Cancel [8] if you do not want to save the changes you have made.

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Missing Nutritional Data

If the nutritional details are missing this will be identified by an Exclamation icon [1] which will identify which item in the recipe is missing.mceclip11.png

To manually update the nutritional details, see Recipes section.

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Missing Pack Data

If the Pack data is missing this will be identified by an Exclamation icon [1] which will identify which item in the recipe is missing.

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To manually update the pack data, refer to the Recipes section.

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Costing

The Costing page calculates an estimate of the daily cost per head and weekly cost per head of the Menu Items assigned to a weekly Menu.

Go to Menus > Menus [1] > select a Menu > Actions [2] > Costing [3]

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Set the size of the School population [4] to calculate the Weekly cost per head [5] and Daily cost per head [6].

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Fill in the Make [7] cells for each menu item with how many will need to be made to meet the school population count. This will automatically calculate the Total cost (£) [8] of each menu item using the Cost per portion (£) [9] column which can help identify if you are at risk of going over your weekly budget.

Click the Save [10] button when done.

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Cost per portion data missing?

If a Menu Item is missing the Cost per portion (£) [1] data, you will need to go to the Recipe tab [2] to edit the ingredient details.

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If the Recipe table [1] is missing ingredients use the Ingredients Search bar [2]  to find and filter the ingredients for the Menu Item, then drag and drop an Ingredient [3] into the Recipe table.

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When you have added the ingredients edit the Quantity [4] and UOM [5] fields then click Save [6].

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Configuration

Caterers and Super Users (SU) can make the Recipes module [1] visible and editable for the School Administrators.

Go to Menus > Admin [2] > Configure [3] > click the Enable Recipes for School Admins [4] checkbox.

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The Edit Menu Item allergen values manually [5] feature is disabled by default; this means the allergen information for a menu item is automatically calculated from a recipe when saved.

When enabled allergen values will need to be entered manually and will not be automatically calculated from a recipe.

The Edit Menu Item Nutrition values manually [6] feature is disabled by default; this means the nutritional information for a menu item is automatically calculated from a recipe when saved.

When enabled nutritional values will need to be entered manually and will not be automatically calculated from a recipe.

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