Diet Information

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The AWARDS Diet Information feature is an optional database enhancement that enables users to record and maintain client diet information and restrictions.

  NOTE: Diet information can also be accessed from within individual client face sheets if the face sheet has been configured to allow users to do so.  Please keep in mind that any changes made to diet information via the Medical module are reflected within the face sheet, and vice versa.   Also note that when working with diet information records from the face sheet in data entry mode, only current diet records are available - those with start dates but no end dates, or with end dates in the future.  To work with the client's full dietary history, access the Diet Information feature from within the Medical module.

Required Permissions

Because the Diet Information feature is optional, it is not automatically available in all databases.  When requested, it is turned on behind-the-scenes in AWARDS by Foothold Technology for individual program types.  (Contact the Help Desk to provide access to specific program types in your AWARDS database.)  Staff in programs of the types for which the Diet Information feature has been turned on must have the following permissions in order to use it:

Program Chart Access
Display Any Chart Records Buttons
Display Chart Records Medical Button
Display Chart Records Profile Button (optional - to work with diet information from within client face sheets if the face sheet has been configured to allow it)

  NOTE: Permissions are assigned using the Permissions Maintenance feature.  If you do not have access to that feature and need a permission listed here, please contact your supervisor or your local Help Desk for assistance.

Click-by-Click Instructions

Working with Diet Information Records - Learn to enter, update, and delete diet information records.

Using the Diet Information ReportBuilder - Learn to generate customized reports of diet information along with basic client demographics.

A Closer Look @ Fields & Options

Diet Information Fields / Options - Learn about the fields and options available during the diet information data entry process.

Enhancement Request Forms

As noted above, the Diet Information functionality is optional.  To request that it be turned on in your AWARDS database, and to specify how it should be configured there, download and complete the following request form, and then submit it to [email protected].

Medical Module - Implementation Requests Form