Calculate Grain Ounce Equivalents for Sponsors: Q&A

Thank you to everyone who attended last week’s webinar, Calculate Grain Ounce Equivalents for Sponsors! You asked a lot of good questions, and we have the answers! Refer back to this post whenever you have a question about ounce equivalents in Minute Menu CX and KidKare. Before we get started, if you didn’t attend our

Ounce Equivalents are Coming: What they are and how KidKare will help.

It’s no secret that ounce equivalents are coming to CACFP as of October 1, 2021 (we’ll get to the waiver in a minute). This unique unit of measurement is old news for other child nutrition programs, such as the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP), but the CACFP community is largely

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Follow the instructions below to download and install Minute Menu CX. You can install Minute Menu CX on as

many computers you need. The same link provided in this article can also be used by centers to install their

version of the software. For system requirements, see System Requirements.

1. Click here to download Minute Menu CX.

2. Depending on your browser settings, the file downloads automatically, or you are prompted to save or run it.

  • If it downloads automatically, open the file when it finishes downloading to begin the installation process.

 

  • If prompted, click Run. Depending on your browser, this option may be Open, or you may need to check the Run From Its Current Location box and click OK. Once the download finishes, you may be prompted to run it again.

3. The installation wizard opens. Click Next and follow the on-screen prompts to complete installation. We strongly recommend that you install Minute Menu CX in the default location and that you do not change any of the options during installation.

4. Once the installation process is complete, click Finish. Minute Menu CX opens automatically, and you are prompted for your password.

5. Enter your user name and password. You should have received this information from Minute Menu or (centers) from your food program sponsor’s main office.

6. Click Login.

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1. Go to the KidKare website by clicking the link below https://app.kidkare.com/#/login/ 

2. Click on “I need a new Password” in the bottom right as shown in the image below.

3. Enter your email address into the email field and then click on “Send Me” 

  • Note: The email address will be the one the state has provided us. Please use the email address on record with your state. If you no longer have access to this email address please email success@kidkare.com 

 4. This should send an email to the email address entered from KidKare Enrollment Portal with a link to reset your password. Click on the blue link 

5. Enter your new password into the fields below and click “Go” 

6. Now you can go back to the login page and login with your email as the username and your new password! 

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