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  2. Click “New user? Register here.” 
  3. Select whether you are doing assessments for your organisation, or if you are doing assessments for other organisations that you work with.
  4. Enter details about yourself, then click NEXT.
  5. Enter details of the organisation you work for, tick the privacy statement, then click SUBMIT.(You will be redirected to the home page).

 

 

Assess a menu: Long day care

Before you begin an assessment, we suggest you have the following information on hand:

  • Every recipe, food and drink provided on the menu, including each ingredient, and exact quantities. We recommend measuring weight in grams or kilograms, and measuring volume in teaspoon, tablespoon, millilitres or litres). 

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Start new assessment

  1. Sign in
  2. Click START NEW ASSESSMENT .
  3. Select “Assess one week”, or “Assess one day”.
  4. Enter a name for the menu (eg, “Summer Week 1”), and enter the number of children the menu caters for each day, then click START ASSESSMENT.
  1. Click ADD ITEM.
  2. Select the time of day it appears on the menu. A pop up box will appear.
  3. Enter the recipe or item name, such as “chicken stir fry” or “apple slices”.
    (If asked, select which “Day of the week” it appears on the menu)
    NOTE: If your main lunch meal is vegetarian, you must select “Yes” when asked.
    NOTE: If your morning or afternoon tea is a baked item, you must select “Yes” when asked.
  4. Start typing the first ingredient. A list of matching options will appear. Click on the option that best matches your ingredient. You can type a little or lot of the name. For example, “chick”, “chicken”, “thigh” or “chicken thigh”. 
    NOTE: use generic item names only, not brand names. Eg, enter “wholemeal bread”, not “Tip Top wholemeal bread”. 
  5. Enter the amount and unit of measurement.
    For example for 500g type “500”, then select “Grams” from the list. For 6 apples type “6”, then select “Whole” from the list.
  6. To add another ingredient, click ADD MORE INGREDIENTS and repeat the steps above.
    NOTE: Include all condiments, seasoning or finishes used in the recipe, including salt, sugar and oils/butter.
    TIP: Click SAVE TO RECIPE BANK to store this recipe/item for future menus.
  7. Once you have entered all the ingredients, click ADD TO YOUR MEALS.

To add a saved recipe or common recipe

  1. Click COMMON RECIPES or MY RECIPE BANK.
  2. Search the list for the recipe you want, click ADD TO MENU.
  3. A pop up box with the recipe will appear. You can edit the name, day, mealtime, ingredients and quantities.
  4. Click ADD TO YOUR MEALS when finished.

To finish assessment

  1. Continue adding foods and drinks until your menu is complete, then click SUBMIT FOR ASSESSMENT. 
  2. Answer a few more questions on the next page and click FINISH ASSESSMENT.
  3. Your assessment report will appear on screen. 
  4. Click SAVE ASSESSMENT AS PDF to save a copy of this report, click save menu or save shopping list.

 

 

Assess a menu: Schools, retail outlets or catering

Before you begin an assessment, we suggest you have the following:

  • All recipes written down with the ingredient names, types and quantities. 
  • The names and nutrition information for any packaged products that you use or offer for sale.

Start new assessment

  1. Sign in
  2. Click START NEW ASSESSMENT.
  3. Select “Assess full menu”
  4. Enter a name for the menu, and select “Retail” or “Catering”

To enter recipes and individual items

  1. Click ADD A RECIPE
  2. Select the category.
  3. Enter the recipe or item name such as “chicken stir fry” or “apple slices”.
  4. Enter the number of serves, and answer any Yes/No questions on screen.
  5. Start typing the first ingredient. A list of matching options will appear. Click on the option that best matches your ingredient. You can type a little or lot of the name. For example, “chick”, “chicken”, “thigh” or “chicken thigh”.
  6. Enter the amount and unit of measurement.
    For example, for 500g type “500”, then select “Grams” from the list. For a 6 apples type “6”, then select “Whole” from the list.
  7. To add another ingredient, click ADD MORE INGREDIENTS and repeat the steps above.
    NOTE: Include all condiments, seasoning or finishes used in the recipe, including salt, sugar and oils/butter.

    TIP: Click SAVE TO RECIPE BANK to store this recipe/item.

  8. Once you have entered all the ingredients, click ADD TO YOUR MEALS.

 

Fridges and display cases

If a food or drink appears multiple times in a fridge or display case, it must be added to the menu multiple times.

We count the number of ‘positions’ the item takes up, which is the number of times the item is at the front of the display. (It doesn’t matter how many items are in the fridge/case in total.)

 

Drinks fridge

Diet Coke, 1 position = add to menu once
Just Juice, 2 positions = add to menu twice

drinkfridge

Display case

Berry yoghurt, 1 position = add to menu once
Passionfruit yoghurt, 1 position = add to menu once
Fruit salad, 2 positions = add to menu twice.

display

 

To add a saved recipe or common recipes

  1. Click COMMON RECIPES or MY RECIPE BANK.
  2. Search the list for the recipe you want, then click ADD.
  3. A recipe will appear and you can edit the name, serves, ingredients or quantities.
  4. Click ADD TO YOUR MEALS when finished.

To add branded products

  1. Click ADD A PRODUCT
  2. Start typing the name of the item. You could enter the brand name, the product name, or the flavour.
    For example, if the ingredient is ‘Sample Brand strawberry muesli bar’, you could type any combination of “Sample”, “Brand”, “muesli bar” or “strawberry”.
  3. A list of matching options will appear. Find your product in the list and click ADD. 

    If you can’t find your product, click ASSESS NEW PRODUCT.
    a) Select the category.
    b) Enter the product name. 
    c) Answer the questions on screen using the nutrition information panel and other information on the packaging. The questions will change depending on what category you have selected.

    TIP: Click SAVE PRODUCT to use it in future assessments.

  4. When you have finished, click ADD TO PRODUCT LIST

Using a saved product

  1. Click ADD A PRODUCT, and select the category
  2. Click the SAVED PRODUCT tab, and find the item you want from the list, then click ADD.

To finish assessment

  1. When you have finished entering recipes and products to the menu, click SUBMIT FOR ASSESSMENT.
    (If relevant, answer any question on the next page, then click FINISH ASSESSMENT.)
  2. Your assessment report will appear on screen. 
  3. Click SAVE ASSESSMENT AS PDF to save a copy of this report.

 

 

Assess a recipe (retail, catering, schools only)

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  1. Sign in
  2. Click START NEW ASSESSMENT.
  3. Select “Assess a recipe”
  4. Enter the recipe name.
  5. Enter the number of serves. 
  6. Click “Add more ingredients”
  7. Start typing the first ingredient. A list of matching options will appear. Click on the option that best matches your ingredient. You can type a little or lot of the name.
    For example, “chick”, “chicken”, “thigh” or “chicken thigh”.
  8. Enter the amount and unit of measurement.
    For example for 500g type “500”,, then select “Grams” from the list. For a 6 apples type “6”, then select “Whole” from the list.
  9. To add another ingredient, click ADD MORE INGREDIENTS and repeat the steps above.
    NOTE: Include all condiments, seasoning or finishes used in the recipe, including salt, sugar and oils/butter.

    TIP: Click SAVE TO RECIPE BANK to store it in your account for future use.

  10. Once you have entered all the ingredients, click FINISH RECIPE ASSESSMENT.
  11. Your result will appear on screen.
  12. Click SAVE ASSESSMENT AS PDF to save a copy of this report.

 

 

Assess products (retail, catering, schools only)

Quick product check (not signed in)

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  1. Go to home page
  2. Click QUICK PRODUCT CHECK

 

NOTE: You must sign in if you would like to:

  • save products to your list
  • use saved products in future assessments
  • get a PDF product assessment report.

  1. Sign in
  2. Click START NEW ASSESSMENT.
  3. Click ASSESS PRODUCTS
  4. Start typing the name of the item. You could enter the brand name, the product name, or the flavour
    For example, if the ingredient is Sample Brand strawberry muesli bar, you could type any combination of “Sample”, “Brand”, “muesli bar” and “strawberry”.
  5. A list of matching options will appear. Find your product in the list and click ADD. It will appear in the Product List box.

    If you can’t find your product, click ASSESS NEW PRODUCT to add the details of the product.
    a) Select the category.
    b) Enter the product name.
    c) Answer the questions on screen using the nutrition information panel and other information on the packaging. The questions will change depending on what category you have selected.
    d) Click ADD TO PRODUCT LIST

    TIP: Click SAVE PRODUCT to store it your account for future use.

  6. When you have finished, click FINISH ASSESSMENT.
  7. Your assessment report will appear on screen. 
  8. Click SAVE ASSESSMENT AS PDF to save a copy of this report.

 

 

 

Re-assess menus, recipes or products

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To make changes to any previous assessment, and then reassess it:

  1. SIGN IN, then click MY ASSESSMENTS.
  2. Under ‘Finished assessments’, find the assessment you want to edit, and click COPY. This will create a second, unfinished version of that menu. 
  3. Click the icon above the menu that you want to re-assess. 
  4. Now you can edit and submit.