Menus Made Easy
Guaranteed to meet new meal pattern regulations
Today’s school food service departments are busier than ever. Increasing responsibilities and workloads can make it difficult for you to plan nutritious menus that meet the new guidelines. Horizon’s Menus Made Easy service is here to help. Choose from a full range of options to meet your district’s specific needs.
- Menu Management
Horizon’s Menu Planning Services are your stress-free solution to meeting the new regulations.
With Horizon’s Menus Made Easy service, our staff of school nutrition specialists do the menu planning and nutrition analysis for you. Horizon offers a full range of options to provide the level of service you need whether you currently use our menu planning software or not. We can even complete or review your 6-Cent Workbook prior to submitting to your state.
Personalized packages are designed to meet your district's specific needs. Services can include:
- Meal pattern contributions and nutrition data entered for inventory items (school district must provide data)
- Recipes entered
- Base menus entered
- Recommendations from Horizon School Nutrition Specialists for bringing menus into compliance with new regulations
- Training on running reports for meal pattern compliance and nutrient analysis
Horizon can also help you market your district menus.
Horizon’s menu marketing package will help promote your district’s healthy school meals and increase your sales. You will receive a monthly menu template with theme days, holidays, and nutrition tips for families. Just plug in your own menu, or one of ours, and distribute to your students. We’ve also allowed plenty of room for you to add announcements or messages.
Plus, for the back of the printed menus, we include a monthly newsletter with additional nutrition information and fun activities geared for the whole family.
- Monthly illustrated menu template with theme days, holidays, and nutrition tips
- Newsletter that reflects each monthly menu theme
If you are a Horizon Back Office user, the monthly themed templates can be selected when printing the Scheduled Menu Calendar. If you don’t use our back office, you can type your menu directly on the template.
Contact us for more information on how we can make menus easy for you!
- Promote your school nutrition program using attractive, informative menus
- Reduce the amount of time you spend creating menus
- Increase participation
“I chose Horizon because I wanted a company with experience that would grow and change as the times grow and change. I wanted a stable company; one that was going to be around for a long time to come.”
Director of Child Nutrition for Pascagoula School District
“Horizon’s staff set up the menu grid, recipes, and nutrition analysis in the system and entered the information into the Louisiana Department of Education’s system. The state notified us that the form submitted was accurate and that Red River is eligible for the extra reimbursement as long as we use those menus.”
Director of Child Nutrition
Red River Parish Schools
"Maureen Garner with Horizon completed the nutritional analysis and menu certification for the 6 cent reimbursement for my parish. She is extremely knowledgeable, efficient, and savvy with this program. This process made the submission for my parish possible. I would have her do this process for us again if necessary. It saved me many hours of work and saved my sanity with this project."
Child Nutrition Director
Claiborne Parish School Board