CX Release 10.24.0

The 10.24.0 release contains changes to the CX client, so you will need to update your software for all features to remain usable.  You may continue to use the program without updating, however, some of the changes will not be visible.  This release has a few new reports that have never been available before!

10 Bug Fixes:

  • Manage Staff Access now functioning for Track Received Claims function
  • Weekly Quantities Required Report now adding a page break between infants and non-infants
  • Menu Production Record Quantities Required are now accurate whether the meal or attendance were recorded first.
  • Detail Claim Totals By Center – multiple issues
  • Changing a Center By Keystroke Does Not Change Selected Center – Fixed
  • Add better error messages when inputting empty passwords
  • CX Payment export missing file type – Fixed
  • 4-7 month olds are now not required to have foods.  (due to “developmentally ready”)
  • Fixed an issue with saving on the Master Menu.
  • Weekly Attendance Report showing 0’s when center is set to allow saturday/sunday – Fixed

Features:

  • New Center Summary Export.  (takes the numbers from the center dashboard and exports for all centers.
  • New Claim Roster takes a snap shot of the Roster at the time the claim was processed and saves it for later use.
  • Updates to NC and CA and VA eligibility forms

Make a Better Plan for Your Home Visits by Using hx2go

The hx2go app allows you to get the information you need to make each home visit as cost-effective and efficient as possible. Hx2go can help you:

  1. Plan to review meals that are roughly proportional with meals that are claimed.
  2. Plan to review meals claimed on weekends.

The app will display all un-visited meals that a provider has claimed within the last four months in the Meals Needed column. Once a meal has been visited the abbreviation of that meal will be removed from the list. For example, a provider that claims breakfast, AM Snack, and lunch will show the abbreviations BAL. Once the provider has had a lunch visit, the list will display only BA. Once AM snack is visited, it will simply display only a B. This information helps monitors to diversify their visits, so that the same provider is not visited at the same meal repeatedly. Read more of this post

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

Deleting Planned Menus in Minute Menu CX

Planned menus for an entire day, week, or month can be deleted all at once.  Just make sure that you really want to delete them before doing so, because this action cannot be undone. Read more of this post

Menu Planning Features in Minute Menu CX

Minute Menu CX menu planning features can help make the task of recording menus even faster and easier for Centers.  But different features are best suited for different types of agencies.

Please click here to view our Menu Planning Features document located on training.minutemenu.com.  You can create “Sponsor Templates” available to all center locations, “Center Templates” available to only one Center, and use Sponsor Templates to create a Master Menu that can be “pushed” or “pulled” to/from Centers. Read more of this post

Recording 2 Foods for a Single Component

How can two foods be recorded for a single component?  For example, Pepperoni + Cheese was served, but there’s only one place to record a meat/meat alternate.
Read more of this post

Did You Know? Food Frequency Rules in Minute Menu HX

Minute Menu HX can be configured to check that certain foods—or certain groups of foods—are not served too often.  For example, Minute Menu HX can check to ensure that cookies are not served more than twice a week.  However, until you set up Food Frequency Rules, Minute Menu HX doesn’t know that you want to check for these situations.

You can use Food Frequency rules to check for individual foods served more than a certain number of times per day, per week, or per month.  Also, you can check for this frequency by meal or, more specifically, by individual child.

Food frequency rules are created and managed by you, directly in the Minute Menu HX software.  You can find instructions on setting up food frequency rules under “Managing System Food Preferences” in Section XVII of the Minute Menu HX User Manual.