Success Stories
The motivation behind implementing MENU Module is simple: To ensure that ALL CEs have access to, and are empowered to use, MENU Module.

Every district, and sometimes sites within districts, handle day-to-day food production differently. But all districts must spend the time to calculate the nutritional value of each menu. If those time consuming calculations were automatically handled, what could you accomplish with those extra hours?

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In only her second year as child nutrition director at Goodrich ISD, Lugina Criswell has made some big changes.

Ms. Criswell utilizes Texas Department of Agriculture’s online menu planning software MENU module. Making the transitioning to new software is challenging, especially while also learning a brand new software program. Along with online resources, which include instructional web based videos and training manuals, Ms. Criswell collaborated with fellow child nutrition director of Coldspring-Oakhurst CISD to set up and learn MENU module.

Ms. Criswell worked from late April to June of 2018 to ensure her schools would be ready to go for the 2018-2019 school year. While initial configuration and menu planning took time, she currently enjoys using the software program.

MENU module saves her district labor and paper costs by reducing the need to print out daily production records, and write out the production records. Ms. Criswell states the program is easier than she initially expected and is actually a really great resource.

Goodrich ISD

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