A new palm scanning device is helping Bossier Parish Schools keep better track of what kids are eating. The electronic device is being implementing in all Bossier schools over the next six weeks. Workers are currently being trained on how to use it. A small infrared camera is used to scan a child’s hand. Because palm and finger prints are unique, the system can keep track of everything students eat and even what they aren’t supposed to eat. The new system also allows parents to add money to their child’s account in real time using a credit or debit card. Food allergies can also be listed as well as items parents don’t want their kids eating and if a student picks one of those items, the system won’t let them purchase it.
Money for the new systems was already allocated in the Bossier Parish School Board’s budget and parents can also opt out of using the system.