FLEMINGSBURG — Parents who monitor what their children eat at school now have an app that will aid them in helping their children eat right.
Fleming County Schools recently launched a new, free app called My School Menus, that will display school lunch menus and nutritional values of the food served each day. Not only does the app show what’s for lunch, according to School Nutrition Director Jan Anderson, the app can be used for much more.
Anderson says My School Menus is an app primarily meant for parents to monitor what their children eat while at school.
Parents can use the app to check for possible allergens by utilizing a check list of ingredients. Once the parent selects all of the items their children are allergic to, the app will highlight all lunch menu items for the parent to advise their kids.
“I think parents are really going to like this app,” Anderson said.
On top of checking for allergens, parents can also monitor portion sizes for their children if they are diabetic and require insulin injections. Nurses are even able to access the app to monitor carb count of foods.
Anderson said her hope is My School Menus will give parents the ability to be more proactive in their child’s nutrition.
Anderson said high school students who are conscientious about their personal nutrition will also find a use for the app.
Anderson said she is very excited to see the school district utilizing the new app.
My School Menus is available for download on either the iTunes app store or Google Play. For any further questions about the app, contact Jan Anderson at 606-845-5851.