The Meal Plan app, found in your Apps section, allows you to plan out meals in advance, as well as share these plans with parents and staff. Before creating a meal plan, you'll want to make sure that you have created your meal types, eg. Breakfast, Lunch and Tea. You can check this by clicking the 'Open Meal Settings' button. To get started with a Meal Plan click 'New'.
You will then need to choose who this Meal Plan is applicable to. Most nurseries will have a single meal plan for all children (Everyone), however you can create meal plans for specific rooms, tags or children. For example, if you have a number of children that are vegan, you would tag this children as Vegan, and then use their tag to create a meal plan. If you do create meal plans for specific rooms, tags and children, but then want a meal plan for the rest of the children that do not fit in to your earlier meal plans, then you would choose 'Everyone/Everyone else'.
When you have chosen, click 'save', and you will be taken to a screen that looks like the screenshot below. Here, you can input the food/drink for each day by typing them and clicking create. Once a food item is created, it will be saved and searchable in the future. Meal plans can be added weeks ahead of time. The different fields are determined by your meal settings. To amend these, simply click 'Meal Settings' on the left.
When recording meals each day, the food items entered in the meal plans will automatically be suggested for each meal. Parents will see their child's food consumption in the Activity Feed of the child's profile.