CX 10.17.0 Optional Release

NOTE: This is an Optional Release.  It is NOT required that you download the new version of the software, however, to see all of the latest changes you will need the new version.

2 Feature updates in this release:

  • Made a change to call out meals with dis allowances on the menu calendar to reduce the number of clicks involved in fixing errors.
  • Changed some wording on the Sponsor Staff Types screen to be more clear. (Preferences changed to Policies)

5 Bugs fixed in this release:

  • Fixed a bug on the Monthly Claimed Meal Count Summary report that was adding up all Second Meals onto one center.
  • End Year Tax Summary now showing manual claims.
  • Removed the “R”s that were showing up on the rosters for pending children.
  • Weekly Attendance & Meal Count report showing incorrect numbers for “special diet”.  This has been fixed and is accurately calculating.
  • List Claims report was showing at risk as license for both claim types.  They are not properly separated.



Three Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Try New Foods

Three Ways to Get Picky Eaters to Try New Foods

We all know how much kids love trying new foods, right? Anyone who has spent time negotiating with toddlers to get something green and healthy in their mouths can attest to how difficult it can be to introduce children to new fruits, boy and cooked vegetablesvegetables, and other foods. Still, there’s hope. All you need is a little imagination and determination.

Minute Menu is dedicated to helping you provide nutritious meals to children, and we have some ideas for getting picky eaters to venture outside of their culinary comfort-zone. While no single technique will work for every child, we have found that three popular methods seem to bring the most success. Read more of this post

5 Reasons to Start Using hx2go Today!

  1. Save time. Forget spending hours of time entering monitor visits by hand or scanning in forms! With hx2go, monitors record review data directly into the app. The data gets transferred into Minute Menu HX the next time a Full Data Trahx2gonsfer is performed.
  2. Customize. The hx2go app can be customized to meet your exact needs! Add questions. Rearrange questions. Hide questions. Make it work for you!
  3. Easy Access. Never lose a review report again! All reports are stored securely on Minute Menu servers, where providers with an internet connection can access them at any time. Providers do not need to have online claiming access to take advantage of this feature. The review reports are still sent to both the provider’s email address and as a message in WebKids.
  4. Save paper. With hx2go, you no longer have to print and file review forms because all review documentation can be accessed online.
  5. Sponsor Approved. Sponsors who use hx2go LOVE IT! Both large and small agencies are currently using hx2go, and we have received glowing feedback on the app.

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Already Expensing Your Smartphone? Make It a Wifi Hotspot for a Better hx2go Experience

You’ve got a new-ish smartphone with a data plan, but you’re doing hx2go reviews in offline mode?  Why not use your smartphone’s hotspot feature to connect your tablet or laptop and get those reviews uploaded immediately?

Don’t get me wrong.  Hx2go was designed to allow you to use it without an Internet connection in the field, but if you can stay connected, there are benefits.

  • Upload the review on-site. The provider gets the emailed link to the review within minutes, sometimes before you leave.
  • The review is safe on our servers—no worrying about losing your device or technical problems later when you try to upload.
  • You can easily download backup providers if the provider you tried to visit is unexpectedly closed.
  • The typical hx2go review is about 35kb in size. That’s about 25 reviews per 1MB of data, or 2500 reviews to make up 1GB.  Chances are, you’ll hardly notice the change in data use.

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CX 10.16.1 Release (Web Only)

NOTE: There is no update to CX to download for this release, the changes effect only the Web based features.

2 Bugs fixed in this release:

  • ARAS/SFSP data export for meal counts:  Fixed a bug that did not allow for exporting only one site’s data at a time.
  • ARAS/SFSP Removed the ability to add “test meals” as a claimable meal count.



CX 10.16.0 Optional Release

NOTE: This is another optional release.  It does not require you to download the new version.  Some of the new changes, however, will not take effect until you have the latest version of the software.

Feature Changes:

  • Updated the List Claims screen to include Summer Feeding Sites (SFSP)
  • Texas IEF Form updates:  Spanish and English versions.  Non Discrimination statement updated.
  • Child List Export: Add IEF Signature date to the export
  • Removed the “At-Risk” column from the far right of the Estimate Meal Count summary
  • ARAS/SFSP Menu Production record “Comments” box change to “Special Notes” to reflect better where the data comes from in CX.
  • Enable the new Online Enrollment feature to support Alaska and Hawaii.

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Customize the hx2go App Questions

Are you are interested in using hx2go, but are not sure where to start? Here’s some help.

Give yourself access to the hx2go Administrative Website. To get access to the Admin Site, you will need to edit your user permissions in the Manage Users screen. Please click here to watch a training video on how to Manage Users for hx2go. There is no charge for accessing the ‘Admin Site’ (as we like to call it), but using the hx2go app does incur a small fee. Read more of this post

Six Steps to Get Started on hx2go

The hx2go app can be used on tablets and laptop computers to record home visit reviews. Click here to read some basic information about hx2go on the Minute Menu website. Follow these six steps to get hx2go working for you!

Step 1: Attend hx2go Webinars

Sign up for a free online webinar by going to the HX Training tab on Webinars are listed in the center of the screen. Minute Menu currently offers two different hx2go webinars. While administrators should attend both webinars, monitors only need to attend the “Entering Reviews Using hx2go” webinar.

hx2go training website webinars

The hx2go webinars are only held once each month, so don’t delay! Read more of this post

CX 10.15.0 Optional Release

NOTE: This is another optional release.  It does not require you to download the new version.  Some of the new changes, however, will not take effect until you have the latest version of the software.

Feature Changes:

  • Altered the Menu Production record to match the “comments” area to the “special notes” field.
  • Updated NC Enrollment form dates.
  • Updates to Renew Child Enrollment screen for “Online Enrollment” users.  (signature date)

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CX 10.14.0 Optional Release

NOTE: This is another optional release.  It does not require you to download the new version.  Some of the new changes, however, will not take effect until you have the latest version of the software.

Feature Changes:

  • Added both Parent E-mail as well as External ID to the Child List Export.
  • New IEF form for DC
  • Changes to Enrollment forms and/or IEF forms for Georgia, Wisconsin, Idaho and North Carolina.
  • Virginia forms added to the Online Enrollment Feature.
  • Balance State funds change to add the “congratulations” message after it is run.
  • Changes to the ARAS/SFSP Features for processing.

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