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Lake County considers 'trash-cams' at school cafeterias
WKMG ^ | 10/2/2012 | Kristin Giannas

Posted on 10/03/2012 3:09:34 AM PDT by markomalley

Lake County School Board officials are considering attaching cameras to school cafeteria trash cans to study what students are tossing after officials found that most of the vegetables on the school menu end up in the trash can.

New federal laws require students to take a healthy produce at lunchtime, but last year in Lake County, students tossed $75,000 worth of produce in the garbage.

"It's a big issue, and it's very hard to get our hands around it," said School Board member Todd Howard, who suggested "trash-cams." "They have to take (the vegetable), and then it ends up in the trash can, and that's a waste of taxpayer money. It's also not giving students the nutrition that they need."

Laurel Walsh, whose daughter attends Tavares Elementary School, says getting kids to eat their fruits and vegetables is not the job of the respective schools.

"I think it starts at home with the parents. If the kids just don't like it because they've never been given it at home, they're not going to try something new here," she said.

No decisions have been made on the cameras, but school leaders say they wouldn't capture students faces, just what they're throwing away.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 1984; bigbrother; bullystate; democrats; fl; food; govtabuse; health; lakecounty; nannystate; nutrition; outtacontrol; schoollunch
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To: markomalley
RUSH is ALWAYS right... he has said for many years... give them an inch and they will eventually control your every move... every facet of your life... and they will use food to control what you buy and how you eat etc. Revolution is brewing... a Tax Payer revolt of non violent nature... AMERICANS will go on strike! Not now... no will to do so but it is coming. The DHS cannot be defeated without the Rangers and Marines so it is the only solution... or we split apart... and I can live with that also.

LLS

21 posted on 10/03/2012 4:02:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: markomalley

“School Board member Todd Howard” either has failed to read Orwell or believes it is a how-to manual.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 4:07:07 AM PDT by relictele
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To: markomalley

Brings being a food nazi to a whole new level.


23 posted on 10/03/2012 4:09:41 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Bon mots

My tag says it all


24 posted on 10/03/2012 4:11:10 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: markomalley

> school leaders say they wouldn’t capture students faces, just what they’re throwing away.

BS, BS, BS, BS, BS !!!
If they want to see what’s being thrown away, then the administrators just need to dislodge their fat butts from their comfy arm chairs and actually walk to the trash cans and look in. Having a camera for the express purpose of not leaving their desk is a grossly wasteful indulgence.


25 posted on 10/03/2012 4:11:40 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: markomalley

Here is a news flash. Don’t serve lunches.
Let MAMA make some sandwich for junior to
take to school and if she makes something
he doesn’t like the choice is then his to
either eat it, throw it away, or make it
himself. Let the food stamp program make
the lunch.

There problem solved and money on cameras
saved.


26 posted on 10/03/2012 4:15:42 AM PDT by YOMO
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To: markomalley
New federal laws require students to take a healthy produce at lunchtime.....

Meanwhile:


27 posted on 10/03/2012 4:24:30 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: DuncanWaring

They probably can get federal matching funds to install trash cams. Think of the jobs it will create and whose brother-in-law/democrat donor/minority contractor will rake in millions for supplying and maintaining the equipment

made in China probably

Next - veggie police in our schools, trained by the TSA, and vegetable diversity training mandatory for all kids

More obamastimulus money down the toilet


28 posted on 10/03/2012 4:29:44 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Oh, now they are served raw

but without any seasoning, no salt or peppa allowed

Raw unseasoned broccoli and kale, yum


29 posted on 10/03/2012 4:31:18 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: silverleaf

....vegetable diversity training mandatory for all kids


It may be closer than you think....

....the Toronto District School Board’s website encourages children to have sex with vegetables:

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/archives/sunnews/canada/2012/09/20120927-112308.html


30 posted on 10/03/2012 4:35:46 AM PDT by massmike (The choice is clear in November: Romney or Caligula!)
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To: massmike

Ok, kids, so throw away the lettuce, but keep that carrot in your pocket for later


31 posted on 10/03/2012 4:38:33 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: markomalley

Second headline: Racist cameras unfairly target blacks.


32 posted on 10/03/2012 4:46:03 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Bon mots

Sick, Dude very sick.


33 posted on 10/03/2012 4:46:53 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: markomalley

I’ve got a novel idea.. it’s so simple they won’t do it.

Don’t force the kids to take something they won’t eat. Thus, with in a week or two you will have a good idea of how much to cook up to serve the kids that want it.


34 posted on 10/03/2012 4:49:50 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: DuncanWaring

The story says they need camaras to study what is being tossed, then it says the veggies are being tossed.

Why waste money on camera’s?

Is this the intelligence of school leaders?


35 posted on 10/03/2012 4:49:50 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley
DUH... you can make the little darlings take it, but you can;t make them eat it!!!
36 posted on 10/03/2012 5:00:37 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: markomalley

They want the kids to eat the veggies?

Then batter and deep fry them (the veggies, not the children). Almost all veggies taste better that way.

Until junior high school, I never had school cafeteria food. In jr. high, we went on the free lunch program... I have to say, the school food wasn’t very good at all. Why is there such a push to get more kids depending on that swill?


37 posted on 10/03/2012 5:02:52 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: markomalley

OMG, this has to be from the Onion.

When I was a girl, at dinner, I used to sneak food I didn’t like under the table to my dog (Thank you, Buffy, our Golden Retriever! LOL).

And as for the “it’s not giving our kids the nutrition they need” comment—what does he propose? Force feedings? IV tubes?

They complain about a “waste of taxpayer dollars”—what is more wasteful than a “trash-cam”?

Kids will be kids. Offer them choices, fresh air and exercise, and when they’re hungry enough, they’ll clean their plates.


38 posted on 10/03/2012 5:07:25 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: motor_racer

“Shut up and eat your peas.”

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LOL! Perfect. :)


39 posted on 10/03/2012 5:10:28 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom.)
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To: proud American in Canada
... and when they’re hungry enough, they’ll clean their plates.

Works for me, but the federal program promises the children will be "hunger-free." Obviously, someone wasn't thinking it through ...

40 posted on 10/03/2012 5:10:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Optimism is much shallower than hope.)
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