WASHINGTON COUNTY - A good diet is one of the best ways to promote learning. And food service management company Chartwells is asking the students what would make their pallets happy.

Chartwells Resident District Manager Julio Narvaez said the company will roll out a new program called Student Choice. A pilot of the program will begin in October at Vernon High School. Students will taste-test new Chartwells recipes and provide feedback regarding what they'd like to see on the school menu.

The program is expected to move to Chipley High School later on in the school year.

In addition to the Student Choice pilot program, Chartwells will offer new, fresher meals through an initiative called "Embracing Berries." The first item will include a strawberry chicken salad.

WCSD began using an app two years ago that has proven to be a helpful aid to parents who are concerned about what their child eats for lunch.

Nutrislice is a free app and website that provides easy access to interactive school menus that allow parents to see photos and descriptions of menu items and easily filter through allergens such as, nuts, dairy or wheat. Nutritional information like carbohydrate and calorie counts are available with just a few clicks. Breakfast and lunch menus for are available for every school in the Washington County district.

Visit the website at wcsdschools.nutrislice.com or download the app from GooglePlay or the Apple App Store.