The days of needing to consult a paper printout of the
Hillsborough County Public Schools' lunch menu before deciding to buy it or bag
it are over.
The district just rolled out a free, easy way students and their parents can get the scoop on what’s being dished up on a particular day. Now available via the Apple App Store for iPhones and on Google Play for Android users is the School Lunch by Nutrislice app.
The app provides a lineup of each day’s menu, including descriptions of what’s on the menu and pictures. Nutritional and allergen information is also provided. Hillsborough is one of the first school districts in the country to use the new app.
MaryKate Harrison, the school district’s general manager of student nutrition services, said in an email to media that the app is hoped to make it easier for the district to connect with families.
“Many of our parents and
students are using smartphones these days, and we have a message we want to
deliver to them,” she said. “We hope all students come dine with us. Our new
menus app is the perfect communication tool for this new generation of parents
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