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Apr 10, 2013 10:21 AM by Samantha Ptashkin

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona track their nutrition online

TUCSON- The Girl Scouts are perhaps best known for their delicious cookies.

But in Southern Arizona the troops are focusing on another project to make their health a top priority.

They're using an online program called GoPHR to keep tabs on their medical information.

The program makes it easy to organize everything, including medications and allergies, test results and doctor's notes and past medical history. Users can also use the site to map out their daily workout routine.

"I do basketball, swimming, sometimes skating, I'm going to start riding my bike and I do running," says 10-Year-Old Scout Mary Ruiz.

She says it's a way to keep all of our important information organized, which can come in handy for the Girl Scouts who are always on the go. "If we go on a trip and someone gets hurt and your doctor isn't there, they can just pull up your information on GoPHR and they'll know everything," says 10-Year-Old Scout Jasmyne Godoy.

First responders say it's knowledge that could make a difference when every second counts. "I believe this is the way of the future," says Kyle Canty of Northwest Fire. "Technology is ever increasing and I think if you get them started at a young age, understanding the importance of having their medical records, it will just carry on throughout their life."

A Girl Scout's promise to take care of herself now and in the future.

GoPHR is donating 1,000 free accounts to Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.

If you're a member of the Girl Scouts and you wish to participate in the program, simply email healthandwellness@girlscoutssoaz.org to receive your activation codes.

If you are not a member of the Girl Scouts but would like to participate in the program, you can get a special discount rate of $20 which provides unlimited use for one year. To purchase a GoPHR account, simply go to www.gophrit.com, select Subscribe Now, and use Discount Order Code: 135153. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Girl Scouts.

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