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Menu Development/Review

Writing menus can become a daunting task with all the regulations required.  Let our dietitians help by either updating your existing menus or suggesting new menu items, new recipes or new food preparation methods. We prepare customized cycle menus that incorporate the latest trends in Child Nutrition Programs to satisfy your students and increase participation. We also can complete the USDA 6 cent worksheets required for an Administrative Review, or we can complete a nutrient analysis using USDA approved nutrient analysis software to ensure compliance with federal regulations.

6 Cents Worksheets

Meal Pattern and Nutritional Quality is one of the five components of compliance in the Administrative Review, and 6 cents worksheets are required as part of this component.  This component is an extensive review of your menus to ensure you are meeting meal pattern requirements. This task can be extremely time-consuming and overwhelming, let Dietary Solutions handle this piece for you. Our team of dietitians and school nutrition specialists will assist with the following:

  • Complete a full assessment of current menus
  • Provide menu recommendations
  • Collect & organize nutritional documentation (i.e., CN label, Product Formulation Statement)
  • Complete 6 cents worksheets

Why is completing this area accurately so important?  Any menus found to be missing a meal component may result in fiscal action. This is something that can be easily avoided with the help of Dietary Solutions!

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Beth K.
Vice President of Clinical Services

Dietary Solutions has provided our facilities with consultant dietitians for over 8 years.  Their expertise, professionalism, and ability to effectively communicate have made them invaluable partners and great team members.

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Lori O.

Our Dietary Solutions consultant dietitian was fantastic during our annual survey. Her documentation was precise and she spoke to the surveyors with ease. Certainly made the survey process much easier!

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Ashley G.
Director of Nursing

Our Dietary Solutions Consultant is doing an amazing job. He has been great with communication and fits in very well with our team. He is doing amazing.

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Cathy J.
Director of Nutrition Services

Dietary Solutions seamlessly provides us with interim dietitian coverage whenever we have a need. I never have to worry!

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Doreen B.
Director of Nursing

Dietary Solutions completed both a clinical and food service audit for our facility prior to an annual survey. Their findings certainly helped us improve our systems, documentation and overall resident satisfaction.

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Luke C.

With one phone call, Dietary Solutions was at our facility within hours to help us during our annual survey. Their survey support was so beneficial; we now use all of their services, including a consultant dietitian and their Policy and Procedure Manual and menus!

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Tracy M.

Dietary Solutions completed our last Administrative Review, it was a very positive experience.  They made me feel very comfortable which is so helpful from a Director’s standpoint, to feel like you have someone there to help you, too. Our consultants were available to answer questions and helped us through the review process.

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Mike C.

Our last Administrative Review was completed by Dietary Solutions and it was a great experience.  Our reviewer walked us through the review process and was available to answer questions and was most efficient and helpful. We really enjoyed working with Dietary Solutions.

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