Dietech Production 

Tray card software system that prints a meal ticket with the resident’s specific items and lists resident’s likes and dislikes for the current day and mealtime.

Takes the Lite program and adds in the menu, allowing the meal tickets to print out only the dislikes and likes that pertain to that meal.  Performing intake studies is easy.  Professional looking Nutritional Assessments can be completed within the program that includes labs, weights and decreasing charting.  Tube feed reports and calculations are all at your fingertips.  We even have a 3 to 8 week menu cycle available with the program that can be altered to meet your facility’s needs.  Posting menu available.  Warning notes can let you know when a resident is due for assessment, weight or even a diet order review.  This program can be used in standalone and corporate healthcare facilities.   Variety of sizes available for tray cards. Ideal for small to mid size skilled nursing facilities and Continuing Care Retirement Communities.

Meal Tray Tickets

Tray ticket are menu based on the resident's diet order, standing orders and food preferences. Each ticket displays exactly what that resident will be receiving. Tickets can be color coded to follow IDDSI standards, this also allows your staff to accurately and efficiently process each tray ticket. 

Each ticket also shows the name, room, diet, date, adaptive equipment, allergies and other notes.

  • 1, 3 and 4 Part Meal/Tray Tickets
  • Custom Side Notes: Name Alerts, Intake Studies, Allergies, and others
  • Ability to highlight and color key text
  • Color coded Item boxing for different service needs.
  • Set up in the order that you would like the food/drink items listed according to the functionality of your kitchen.
  • Clear instructions to staff of residents’ needs.

Tray Ticket Visualizer

  • Preview of the physical tray ticket and nourishment's to verify accuracy of the ticket without having to print out a ticket.
  • Helpful for complicated residents.

Tray Ticket Explanation

  • Gives you the rationale as to why the resident is receiving items on their tray ticket.
  • Help you determine why items are added/replaced.

Selective Menu

  • On a selective menu, a resident is offered choices based on their Diet Order and preferences.
  • Staff can do selective menus at the point of service, a meal ahead, a day ahead and can be used as room service.
  • If an employee is trying to add in an item that the resident shouldn’t have because of a dislike or an allergy, the user is prompted with a warning and instructions.
  • Selective menu reports can be customized to replace the tray ticket if time management is an issue.
  • Increases resident satisfaction and reduced food waste by giving the resident what they request.
  • Weekly report can be used in conjunction with resident’s family to help pick out choices.
  • Dietech will review resident’s current meal pattern and adjustments and automatically change applicable food items with diet and consistency changes.
  • When a new change is entered, Dietech reviews the resident’s meal pattern, and gives you a list of items that should be changed.  You have the option to apply those changes automatically, disregard or override.  This process can be configured to run in the background without any user intervention.  Therefore allowing you to move on to the next resident quicker.
  • If the resident is on selective menu, and staff has already entered in their selective menus, when there is a diet order change or adjustments to the meal pattern, the previously entered menu choices are automatically adjusted.
  • Allows for temporary diet orders.  For example, a resident is placed on altered texture for denture repair.  Imagine if a resident has 3 meal pattern items; toast in the morning, sandwich in the afternoon and an apple at supper.  The resident’s diet order is temporarily altered to puree consistency for 48 hours, Dietech will automatically adjust the toast and sandwich to puree consistency, and replace the apple with applesauce or as directed by the facility’s diet manual.  Then after 48 hours, the resident’s meal pattern items are reverted back on its own.  



  • Dietech provides a comprehensive list of items that you can modify and add to.
  • Classify items as food, beverage and supplements to create item usage reports.
  • Items can be linked to nutritional data for nutrient calculations.
  • Auto Item Modification – The area that you can teach the program to automatically handle item extensions in the menu cycle, meal pattern and selective menus.

Resident Data Grid

  • Starting place to manage all your residents and generate reports.
  • Navigate with ease; adding in new residents, searching for existing residents, discharging and readmitting within one screen.
  • Sort and filter by unit, room, name, diet, age or weight.
  • Display resident profile picture on grid and on meal tickets.
  • Warnings to Staff for missing diet order, weights, tray line assignment, and assessments.

Meal Pattern and Adjustments
Standing Orders 

  • Helpful Location to meet resident’s special needs, likes, dislikes, allergies and special requests.
  • The area where you can add on none menu cycle items, such as chocolate pudding every day, daily item substitutions.
  • In addition to picking which day you want the item to be given, you can pick how long and when to start giving a certain item.
  • The adjustment area gives your staff flexibility to handle resident dislikes, likes, replacement items and portion sizes.
  • Override the typical item extension when a resident requests a special item. For example, a resident is on a carb-controlled diet and they receive the diet apple pie.  The resident requests “the real” apple pie, the user could make an adjustment to provide “the real” pie, at half portion.

Menu Cycle

  • Heart of the program where you determine how food items are going to be extended to which diets and what consistencies.
  • Menu Cycle can have an unlimited number of Diet Types/Consistencies.  Additional Diet Types/consistencies can be added or removed after a menu has been started.
  • Menu Preview allows you to see how an item or meal will be extended on your tray tickets to verify that your work is correct.
  • Unlimited number of entree choices.  For example, your location can have one entree and then move to the always served, or you could have multiple entrees and then move to the always served.
  • Menu Cycle length can vary from days to weeks.  For example, a hospital could have an extensive 1 to 9 day menu cycle, where as a long term care facility could have a 3 to 8 week menu cycle.

Menu Cycle Features

  • Always Served/Always Available – Food/beverages available at a particular mealtime that can be put on daily rotation. For example, you can have on rotation a ham sandwich on Monday, tuna salad on Tuesday, grilled cheese on Wednesday, etc.
  • AIM – With AIM you are teaching the program how an item is extended.  In the menu cycle, when you add/replace an item, that item is automatically extended for you, keeping you consistent with the diet manual of your facility/hospital.  Exceptions can be made to the AIM when needed, for example, a holiday.
  • Syncing Items – Items that are repeated on your menu multiple times can be linked together to ensure they are extended the same way throughout the menu.  Saving you time when changes in the menu need to be made for an items.  Synced items can be changed on one day and any corresponding days are also changed.  For example, 8 oz milk is served each day at breakfast and the Renal Diet has been changed to receive 4 oz. Changing this on day 1 will change it for all of the linked days of your menu cycle at breakfast.

Menu Cycle - Holidays (Holiday Data Grid)

  • Create one time or recurring menus to replace the meal to be served without adjusting your main menu.
  • Your reports such as tray tickets, posting menus, and extension sheets are all showing that temporary menu.  After that temporary menu day occurs, the system automatically reverts to the main menu without any user intervention.
  • This is especially useful for religious or other holidays like a picnic for July 4th.
  • This can be used for Emergency Menus due to weather or natural disasters.
  • Swapping – Ability to swap one meal or portions of a meal with another day.  For example, your delivery didn’t include Salisbury steak for your lunch meal.  You can swap the whole meal or just the entree keeping the vegetables and starches the same.
  • Production tallies include all items on the tray ticket including menu substitutions from the menu cycle and resident specific requests. They are broken down by different portions, consistencies, item types and services items.
  • 5 Different Types of Tallies: Extended, Summary, By Unit, By Cart & Combined. The Combined Production Tally provides your staff with grand total for the day(s) by consolidating the items onto one report. For example, this report could provide you the amount of ice cream that you need for the week.
  • Optionally display Cook To/Hold To temperatures on the tallies for your individual items.
  • Predefined features allow you to pick out food groups that you want to appear on your production tally. For example, your Cooks Tally would include the food groups of entree, starch, and vegetable and not beverages.
  • Tallies reflect active menu cycle and take into consideration automatically holidays/substitutes/overrides.
  • Production Tally report type customization on; fonts, shading, sorting, orientation, production areas (hot/cold) and grouping.

Production Tallies

Posting Menu's

  • Daily
    • Post-able menu showing one meal per page
  • Daily Full
    • Post-able menu showing entire day’s menu on a page.
  • Therapeutic (Diet RX)–Week at a glance (WAG)
    • User selected diet type and consistency posting menu for the entire week. 

  • ​General – Week at a glance (WAG)
    • House posting menu for the entire week showing optional alternates.
  • ​Resident – Week at a glance (WAG)
    • Menu showing what the resident will receive for the week taking into consideration diet order and preferences.
  • Selective – Week at a glance (WAG)
    • Menu showing weekly choices available for a resident.  This is commonly used when families visit to help make selections for the resident for the upcoming week.

Extension Sheets

  • A report that shows you the breakdown of your menu cycle items for each day and mealtime by diet type and consistency.
  • This report can be put in your binder to show for regulatory purposes.
  • The colors used for your diet types and consistencies match the colors that are used on the tray tickets.  For example, NSOT is colored with a green background and a red font as is indicated on the extension sheets and tray ticket.
  • Also known as diet spreadsheets and diet breakdowns.

Nutritional Analysis

  • Way for your facility to view the % of daily requirements for the entire facility or each specific resident.
  • Full Day or by meal.
  • Ability to choose what nutrients needed for reports.
  • Can produce reports for specific diets/consistencies.

Nourishment Labels

  • Easy to generate and print labels.
  • Tally of daily required nourishment's.
  • Helpful for nursing and dietary staff to give the assigned nourishment's at the proper times.
  • HIPPA compliant label (not shown).
  • Include feeding status or diet order on nourishment label for resident safety.

Meal/Nourishment Acceptance

  • Consumption report for your nursing staff to record resident intake for meal and nourishment's in both a daily and weekly format.


  • Track, monitor and generate resident daily/weekly/monthly weights.
  • Track and generate significant weight gains/losses (30, 90, 180 days) reports.
  • Notifications for missing weights.
  • Auto BMI calculations.

Significant Weight Gain/Loss

  • Report that reflect residents who have had a significant weight loss or gain based on the facility’s parameters.

Intake Study - Nutritional Calculations

  • Staff records consumption on an individualized resident intake report.
  • Intake range of 1 to 3 days.
  • Simple facility specified nutritional values that display how much the resident has consumed for the average day range.

Tube Feed

  • Resident labels for delivery of tube feed products that include: Name, room, customized delivery time, product and diet order.
  • Tube feed calculation worksheet.
  • Tool for determining tube feed product’s nutritional values, based on doctor’s orders.
  • Summary, lists, and calculated reports on both individual and facility level.