(NBC News) Along with all the hours students spend in the classroom each year, they also spend an average of 93 hours somewhere they might enjoy even more, or not, the cafeteria.
This year at a South Carolina high school, mobile technology is serving up the menu.
Chartwells, a major school dining service has teamed up with Nutrislice to give paper menus a makeover.
“Now we have the ability to take all those recipes and knowledge and nutritional information and to really then put it in the hands of students and parents,” explains Chartwells President Rhonna Cass.
The app provides ingredient lists, nutritional analysis and even a photo of all the menu items. It’s an option for students and parents to track lunchtime nutritional choices even after the final bell.