April 5, 2012 11:27 by Nina
For the Colorado Springs School District 11, managing nearly 30,000 students is challenging, let alone the hundreds that have very specific food allergies. But a new tool developed for the food services department aims to change that. Called AllerSchool, the web-based software creates transparency between parents, guardians and the school cafeterias.
For students with severe food allergies, the program acts as an interface for parents and guardians to request special meals. Additionally, all menus are viewable with the ingredients for those with less serious allergies, or are just curious about what’s in the food.
Thus far, AllerSchool has been very helpful within the district’s food services department, reducing paperwork, phone calls and inquiries. And because the ingredients are so well listed, parents feel more comfortable purchasing school lunch for their children.
The software is also relatively inexpensive, expanding quickly to districts across Colorado and the Midwest. To read the rest of the article, click here.