ADM DNA (Dietary Nutrition Analysis)



ADM has a feature called DNA, which stands for Dietary Nutrition Analysis. This feature allows calorie data to be displayed on food items listed on the kiosk, and can even list calorie information for modifiers for those items. This is done both in the form of numbers via color coding: Green, Yellow, and Red labels indicate low, medium, and high amounts of calories. 

This calorie data will then be displayed on the kiosk for the consumer. As guests select items and add additional modifiers to a product, they will be informed of the caloric increase or decrease to their selections as they add or remove modifiers.  

View on Kiosk with Calories and Color Coding

Photo of kiosk displaying an item called Burger Test, which displays the calorie count for the item

Photo of kiosk displaying menus, which displays the calorie counts for the items

How To Implement Dietary Nutrition Analysis 

At the bottom of the Admin drop down list, you will see an option for DNA. 

Once this option is selected, you will be taken to the DNA (Daily Nutritional Analysis) Form. DNA will be marked as "isDisabled: Yes" by default. If you change this option to "no," this will make DNA enabled. You will now be given the calorie indicator fields, which can be applied to individual locations or all locations. 


Screenshot of DNA (Daily Nutritional Analysis) settings.png

These fields allow you to display color codes associated with nutritional data for a product or products at each consumer device. There are Green, Yellow, and Red labels for the amounts of calories, determined by setting the “Min” and Max” text fields beside each color. 

The Red Max field is set to the highest max amount by default, which is 9999 calories. The Yellow and Red Min boxes will automatically adjust themselves based on the number entered in the Max fields of their next lower tier. For an example, if the Green Max field is set to 250, the Yellow Min field will automatically set itself to 251. This prevents overlapping ranges. 

ADM Modifiers – Adding Calories

You can also add in calorie information for individual modifier options, such as cheese and other toppings for your items.  

In ADM, click on the Products drop down menu, then select Modifier. This will take you to the Modifier List. Here, select the Modifier you would like to edit, or click on the Create New button.

Whether you are creating a new modifier or updating an existing one, you will now see text fields listed to the right of each modifier option where you can list the calorie information for each modifier choice. This information will be visible to your customers so that they can make informed decisions about their dietary choices for each item and modifier.  

Screenshot of the Modifier Summary screen in ADM, which shows Calories of each modifier option.png

Once your changes have been made and your customers are able to pick these items from your menu, they will be able to see the calories for their items combined with the calories for their modifiers. 

For example, if they were to order a hamburger at 500 calories and add on a modifier of cheese at 100 calories, they would now see the calories added together at 600 calories. 

ADM Global Product Change – Adding Calories

Additionally, you can make these changes to products on a global scale within your organization. 

From the Product dropdown in the main menu, select “Global Products.” Next, find the product you would like to add your calorie information to and select it. Once the product is open, scroll down to the Modifiers Tab, and select either “Add Existing Modifier” or “Create New Modifier." A field will now be available next to each modifier, where you can add the calorie information for each individual modifier option. These calorie listings will be visible to your customers as they make their selections. 

Screenshot of the Global Product change form, highlighting the calories for modifiers for an item.png

Once you have made your changes, click "Save." This will add in calorie information for all listings of that product. 

Show Nutrition Information For A Product

There are also other options for dietary information, such as  labeling an item gluten free, kosher, vegan, and more. 

To do this, click on the Product Dropdown in the main menu, and then select “Global Products.” Next, find the product you would like to change and select it. Beneath the Product summary and the image button, you will find the Show Nutrition button. Pressing it will give you a variety of options for nutritional information about your product. Some of these options will present a binary choice, such as if the item is alcohol or non alcoholic, and others will allow you to enter a number, such as the amount of iron present in the item, or the amount of cholesterol. 

Screenshot of the Show Nutrition options for a product on ADM.png