Basic Menu FAQ:
How do I determine what number to put in for Planned # of Servings?
The basic tool is designed for both menu compliance and as a production record. Weighting of nutrients is done based on the actual planned number of servings. However, USDA permits an analysis for menu certification only based on "equal weighting" for all components. For purposes of Menu Compliance Certification using the inTEAM tool, you can reset planned number of servings to match what you have on your actual production record.
The impact of this approach is to allow flexibility in meeting nutrient targets for main dishes vs. the USDA prototype spreadsheet.
Article updated 12/2015.
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