There is a limit of 2,000 individual pieces of data that our web-based system can handle using the paper meal count option. To find out how many pieces of data you are asking the system to crunch, multiply the number of participants on the roster by how many days you are open in a week by how many meals and snacks you serve plus one (for attendance).
For example, if you have a roster of 30 children, are open 5 days a week and serve Breakfast, Lunch and PM Snack (plus attendance), then you are asking the system to process 600 pieces of data (30 x 5 x 4 = 600).
If you overload the paper meal input screen, you will get a generic crash page. Here are a few strategies to reduce the load on the system:
- Divide up the participants into more rosters
(remember that a participant can be on more than one roster!)
- Remove any meals or snacks that you don’t serve