As reported by The Providence Journal on November 24 2008, ARAMARK Education and the Chariho Regional School District began the implementation phase of a new computer cash register system. This automated system called Nutrikids is designed to increase speed of service by reducing cash handling and offering prepayment services. The system is also intended to protect student privacy by eliminating the need for lunch cards and rosters. Parents also can enjoy the convenience of 24/7 access to account balances, purchase history and online payment at MyNutriKids.com. All school districts participating in the Rhode Island Statewide School Food Service program will be able to utilize this system.