Tony’s Plate

The scrappy kids from [title of show] aren’t just preparing their next project, And Now This Is Happening, for an off-Broadway berth next spring, but they are also lending their support to a good cause.  Susan Blackwell, that slayer of proverbial vampires, and the gang are helping out her brother John who has created an online application called  Tony’s Plate. John’s son Tony was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and his parents have to monitor his food/carb intake in order to measure the amount of insulin Tony needs. Well, John came up with Tony’s Plate, a nutritional calculator that makes it easier for the whole family to keep tabs on Tony’s needs.

Well, Apps for Healthy Kids, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” fitness campaign, is currently having a challenge. As per the website:Apps for Healthy Kids challenges software developers, game designers, students, and other innovators to develop fun and engaging software tools and games that drive children, especially “tweens” (ages 9-12) – directly or through their parents – to eat better and be more physically active.”

Tony’s Plate is one of those currently in contention. If it wins, John will get to go to the White House and meet with Mrs. Obama. Pretty nifty, eh? Of course, the [tossers] made a video to support John in his efforts and it is as hilarious as one would hope it would be. Enjoy. And most importantly, you can vote by clicking here.


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