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Mobile app puts school menus at your fingertips

8/25/2014, 3:03 p.m.

A mobile app makes it easy to find out what is on the menu in the cafeterias of Chesterfield County Public Schools.

The free app — School Lunch by Nutrislice — can be downloaded for iPhones from Apple’s App Store and for Android phones from Google’s Play store. Also, the school system’s website provides a link: mychesterfieldschools.nutrislice.com.

The app replaces printed menus for middle schools and high schools. Elementary families will receive a printed menu at the beginning of this school year, but it is likely that the School Lunch app will replace printed elementary menus after the 2014-15 school year.

Providing information in English and in Spanish, the app offers details about school breakfasts and lunches. Users simply choose the school they are interested in, select breakfast or lunch, then view detailed nutritional information (including possible allergens) about the entrees and side dishes available each day.

Here’s an example of the detailed nutritional information available via School Lunch by Nutrislice: The fajita chicken salad offered in high schools contains 222 calories, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber and 19 grams of protein.