Working for a company that treats food allergies, I’m always on the lookoutfor Facebook posts, allergy blogs, or practically anything related to allergies.
Today, I ran across a really cool app while reading my son’s school monthly newsletter. Our school district has adopted the use of an app called Nutrislice. I can digitally find the school menu for the month, and with a few clicks I’m able see a real picture of the food with a description, nutrition information, and allergen information.
For example, on Monday, my son will have the choice of a Classic Chicken Sandwich or a PB & Grape Jelly Uncrustable as a main item. Good for him to be able to see the options, along with pictures. Great for a mom who may be dealing with a child with food allergies. I can tell that the chicken sandwich contains both wheat and soy, and the pb&j contains wheat, soy, and peanuts. We can also see the nutrition information for all of the sides, milk choices, and condiments.
For our family, this is a great tool to plan lunches for the week, and for my son to determine if school lunch really looks gross or not. (OK- the turkey nachos don’t look appetizing, so I can’t blame him for not liking that choice!)
For food allergy families, this app could literally be a lifesaver! Kudos to our school district for providing this app!