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Adding Nutritional Information to Menu Layouts

In compliance with FDA Menu Labeling Requirements, nutritional information can be added to your menu boards in just a couple of steps.

(FDA labeling examples. Source PDFMenu Labeling: Supplemental Guidance for Industry)

When using point of sale integration, calories will automatically import into the Products section of EngagePHD. Product Tables will need to be added to layouts, please see these steps below for: Adding Cells to Product Tables in your Layout to Display Nutritional Information


Method 1: Adding Calories from the Product Detail

If you are adding product information to your Product Library manually, you can use the Product Detail:

1) Click on ‘Products‘ from the navigation.

2) Click on each individual products to open the product detail, then scroll down to ‘Additional Attributes‘ and click on the ‘Nutritional‘ tab at the bottom of the page.

 

3) Click ‘Save‘.


Method 2: Adding Calories to a Product Spreadsheet

If you are importing products via a Product Spreadsheet Integration, the steps below will walk through how to add Calories and other Nutritional options to your product spreadsheet.

1) Click on the ‘Upload or Download Products‘ tab. Check the box for ‘Nutritional‘, then click ‘Download‘:

2) Open the excel spreadsheet and locate the Nutritional columns needed.

3) Save the excel. Then drag and drop the file back into the ‘Upload or Download Products‘ box, or click on the box to locate the file on your computer.

Adding Cells to Product Tables in your Layout to Display Nutritional Information

1) Go to ‘Layouts‘ from the Home page and open the ‘Layout Designer‘:

2) If you haven’t already created a Layout, please see: Layout Designer Basics (Video)

3) If you haven’t already created a Product Table, click on the ‘Add Product Table‘ icon from the toolbar:

5) A new zone will be added with the Product Table. Double-click on the product name in the zone to open the Product Table:

6) Click on the ‘Price 2 Decimals‘ cell to highlight in blue:

7) Click on the ‘Field‘ dropdown and select the Calories attribute you would like to use. Most commonly used are Calories, or Calories with suffix of Cal, depending on how you would like your calorie information to show:

8) Click ‘Apply Table Cell‘ to save your changes.

9) Next, add a Font Style to the Name cell by clicking on the cell, the clicking ‘Cell Style: Select‘ button:

10) The Font Style will open in a popup window. Click ‘Select‘ on an existing style you would like to use, or use the ‘Create New‘ button to create a new style:

11) Once you have selected a font style, click on the ‘Apply Table Cell‘ button to save your change:

12) Repeat the process by clicking on the Calories cell, then click on the ‘Cell Style: Select’ button:

13) Select your font style or create a new style. When done, click on the ‘Apply Table Cell’ button:

 

Once this is done your layouts will automatically pull nutritional information into the product table for layouts that are set up this way.

Step 3: Product Table Settings 

1) If you are using point of sale integration, be sure of the following in your Product Table:

  • Type is set to ‘EngageAuto’
  • Category has the category name for that menu (Example: Grill)

2) If needed, adjust the column spacing by moving the edge of the cells:

 

Updated on May 19, 2023

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