The “Closure/Field Trip” section of My Food Program is intended for sites to provide prior notification to their sponsor of a site closure or a time when the children will be away from the site at meal time. This is so that a sponsor does not attempt to conduct a review visit on a day when a meal cannot be observed.
To add a multiple day closure/holiday/field trip:
Note: you will be alerted if you try to enter a date that is already marked as a school release day.
Recorded closures/field trips will show on the menu calendar with a red X.
You will not be able to take meal counts for these meals. If you try to record a meal count you will receive the following error: “Site closure for this day and meal.”
If you record attendance and meal counts and then add the closure, those meals will be disallowed with the following error: “Meals/Snacks claimed outside of the operating days.”
Note that only future closures/field trips will be displayed on the main screen, unless you check the box "Include Closures/Field Trips Before Today":