This post is sponsored; all opinions are my own.
This was a crazy school year – what I’m calling, the year of food. I love Zoe’s teacher but she was a BIG proponent of snacking all day. And while I totally believe that everyone should eat as they see fit, lots of kids snacking all day was tough on my girl and my budget. I pack heavy duty, filling lunches and fruits and veggies for her snacks, but it wasn’t enough. And I was really challenged when we were on GAPS!
As summer approaches, the kids are off to summer camp come July – and that’s even more challenging as it is a new team and we are diving back into the GAPS diet. Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy peasy way to manage all this information for your children in one place?
I’d like to introduce you to InVitalShare. This allergy app will keep and store all the pertinent information so family, friends and caregivers know about your child’s allergies and sensitivities. It hasn’t launched yet, but here is a peek at what you can expect from their IndieGoGo Page.
How Does InVitalShare Work?
First, the parent of a child with a special care need, in this case a food allergy, signs up and creates a profile for their child. This profile includes basic information like their name, age, height, and weight. The parent then enters details regarding their child’s care needs such as:
- Favorite foods and snacks that they can safely eat
- Dangerous foods that should be avoided
- Restaurants and menu items that are ok to order
- Special care instructions on what to do if a problem should occur
- Emergency contacts that can be called in the event of an emergency.
The items listed above are just examples of the types of lists that can be created. A user has the ability to create as many lists as they want, name them accordingly, and enter any type of information within that list. InVitalShare is completely flexible and allows you to share ANY type if information with ANYONE.
Can you imagine how awesome that is? What a timesaver? Simply give an invitation to the InVitalShare allergy app to your therapists, your child’s one-on-one, or even send it out to that family member who is hosting the holidays!
Is It Safe?
Only members you invite will share the information, and they can only access what you want. Caregivers receive your invitation by email and can instantly view the details through a mobile app or the inVitalShare website. Once the caregivers have this information, it’s always available and accessible wherever they are. Users of the inVitalShare mobile apps, which will be available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, also have secure access to the information even if an internet connection isn’t available.
Many parents raising kids on special diets can’t afford an expensive app. The developers of InVitalShare wants their product to be safe and secure, easy to use and cost effective for parents. It will be a subscription service, under $5 a month for parents. Caregivers then access this data free of charge. Are you interested in this kind of an allergy app? I know I am, that’s why I’m sharing this with you.
How Can InVitalShare Start?
The team at InVitalShare needs your help to get started. They are trying to raise $143,000 by the beginning of July, 2015 to get started building the technology and security systems to support this app. Read more about their story, the team and more information about their project at their IndieGoGo page. If you are a parent or caregiver interested in this app, you can donate as little as $5 or $10 dollars to help! If you can’t do that, you can still help by sharing this post or their page on your social media streams or writing a blog post to share to the world. Either way, spread the word and help this start up get started.
I can’t think of a better way to help my kids, and assist their teachers, aides and team in keeping your child safe and clear of unsafe foods than to keep secure information safely loaded in one place like this allergy app and site. You can also follow InVitalShare on Twitter at https://twitter.com/invitalshare or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/invitalshare.