Meal Tracker Topics
Getting Started with Meal Tracker
Overview: Set up standard items needed for tracking meal counts such as which meals you serve and the times they are served. Then move on to creating menus.
Watch this recording to learn how to set up and use Procare’s Meal Tracker add-on module to Family Data. Track child meals by meal, date, food program status and classroom, and create and print weekly or monthly menus.
How to Automatically Record Meals Served
The Daily Meal Tracker lets you manage meal counts for enrolled children at once. You may also choose to view or change meals for a single child on their Child Meal Tracker screen.
- How to automatically process all meals served
- Instructional videos
How to Run Meal Tracker Reports
This article contains a brief description of the various types of reports available for the Procare Meal Tracker.
- Detail on the various Meal Tracker reports
How to Track Revenue from Meals Served
You may track revenue from meals served (food program revenue), separately from normal child care tuition. In some cases, these funds may be set aside and used for specific purposes.
- How to track revenue from meals served
What Does the "Daily Total of Participants Who Ate Meals" Mean
Certain Meal Tracker reports, such as the Meals Served / Claimed Summary, include a figure for the “Daily Total of Participants Who Ate Meals”. This is the number of children who were served at least one meal per day during the dates specified for the report.
- Description on the meaning of “Daily Total of Participants Who Ate Meals”
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How to Determine the Average Number of Children Served Meals
To get an average of the number of children served per day, go to Reports > Standard Reports > Meal Tracker > Daily Record of Meals and print the Meals Served / Claimed Summary for the month. On the report, take the “Daily Total of Participants Who Ate Meals” and divide by the number of days you served meals during the month. For example, 660 participants divided by 22 days would equal an average of 30 children served per day.