Adding a Menu Substitution

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Adding a Menu Substitution

 Adding an item substitute:


If you want to substitute an item in a specific diet, click +Add Substitution. Another search screen appears to enable you to add the substitute item.




Select the item to that is replacing the original menu item. Select the portion size then click Add Substitution. The replacement food item is saved as the substitute for that diet on the menu.

     Adding a new Master Item (adding an item "on the fly") - This option allows you to create an item directly from this window.

If the item you want to use as the replacement does not come up, it means that the item is not in your master Food Item database, you can add the item as a new item by clicking "Add new food item.” The New Food Item window appears ready for you to add a new food item. When this is complete and you click Add Food Item this item is listed in the replacement window. You can then click Add Substitution to add the new item.


To add a new food item to the system, select Add New Food Item.

A blank form appears ready for you to enter the food item details.




Enter the new item Name.

Select the Unit of Measure from the drop down menu.

Select the Menu category from the drop down menu.

Enter the normal portion size. The system will automatically calculate 2 X for the large portion and 1/2 X for the small portion sizes. These portions are used for residents whose portions have been adjusted to Large or Small. The portions here will not be available when entering food items to the menu. If you want to add additional portion sizes, add them under "Other portions".

Enter your pureed normal portion. Again the system will calculate the small and large pureed portions.

Select the production job type for the production reports.

Select if you want to combine the portion sizes of this item on the production reports.

Select any consistency adjustments for this item. If you select “Do not Serve”, you can enter a consistency substitution under the "Instead" column. Enter the sub-item; a selection screen appears for you to select the item and portion size for the sub.

When done, click "Add Food Item.” The item is saved and added to the database.

The new item will then be added to the menu.