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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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Comment #41 Removed by Moderator

To: exDemMom

Ignore post # 41. For some reason, I posted on the wrong thread.


42 posted on 10/03/2012 5:13:46 AM PDT by sport
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To: Tax-chick

“the federal program promises the children will be “hunger-free.” Obviously, someone wasn’t thinking it through.”

__________________________

Clearly not. LOL. Bureaucrats apparently think they can change normal human behavior.

Next up, “Hunger-free” signs at all Occupy demonstrations! ;)

Take care, T-C. :)


43 posted on 10/03/2012 5:27:02 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: Neidermeyer

Who cares what they throw away....if they don’t get sufficient calories at lunch, too bad. Maybe we could meet each of them at the door to the school with the equal of my school lunch, cheese or bologna sandwich and an apple in a paper sack provided by my mom...tuna on Friday.

I wish we would return to the days of food subsidies, not food stamps, staples in a box. There are meals on wheels for the aged, how about food boxes for those needing assistance. Want something different, get a job.

Obamaphones...how about a hard line phone into where you stay. No long distance, no upgrades available. Take it or leave it.

And don’t even get me started on the earned income credit, AKA Federal job fare.


44 posted on 10/03/2012 5:36:56 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: markomalley; sickoflibs
in an effort to understand why kids are throwing away veggies and wasting money, the geniuses will spend more money to simply watch the kids throw away the first money ???

glad im not in the camera installation/replacement industry...sour lettuce reeks...

45 posted on 10/03/2012 5:56:29 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: markomalley
>"New federal laws require students to take a healthy produce at lunchtime,"

Givin the serfs a beat down at an early age!

Laws are for little sheeple.

46 posted on 10/03/2012 6:01:07 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: markomalley

One step closer to force feeding


47 posted on 10/03/2012 6:13:47 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ezekiel

Now they force the students to take the vegetables. The next step is to force students to eat them. Even Orwell never imagined this.


48 posted on 10/03/2012 6:14:32 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (We won't stand for biased umps fixing a ball game but we allow a biased media to fix elections.)
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To: markomalley

What a wonderful idea by these school administrators. Every year they will collect 1,000 hours of footage of food going into the trash can. Maybe they can creatively edit it, call it “Performance Art” and run a continuous loop on huge plasma monitors outside the school. They’re bound to win some prestigious academic award.


49 posted on 10/03/2012 6:29:23 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: markomalley

Individually RFID chip each meal. Each chip would be associated with the student’s ID card. Then scan the can for the readouts. Detention and re-education would follow.

Then a kid would invent an app for assigning a new number to the chip.


50 posted on 10/03/2012 6:57:29 AM PDT by moovova (Hey buddy, can you spare a tagline?)
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To: sport
I will not buy this record, it is scratched

Ignore post # 41. For some reason, I posted on the wrong thread.

Ah, that explains it.

;)

51 posted on 10/03/2012 7:27:22 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: Brooklyn Attitude

You cannot force someone to eat what disgusts them.

I love all veggies, today, as an adult. As a kid, I spent hours sitting at the table with the stewed tomatoes from the soup still in my bowl. I hated them. I could not gag them down. I would not gag them down. I did not, either. It was a texture thing. Finally, it would be late enough that my parents gave up. It was years before I could tolerate tomatoes that were neither fresh nor made into a sauce.

Children have different tastes than adults. I never had a chicken nugget as a kid and I tasted pizza for the first time at 14. I had the parental model that is being put forward by the government. I still knew what I liked and what I didn’t and I would not eat anything I didn’t like. Period.

“Hey, nannies! Leave the kids alone!”


52 posted on 10/03/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: moovova
Individually RFID chip each meal. Each chip would be associated with the student’s ID card. Then scan the can for the readouts. Detention and re-education would follow.

Nonetheless, it will be a good idea to get a receipt when they go to the john.

53 posted on 10/03/2012 7:31:25 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

Coping what San Antonio did last year.


San Antonio schools will be counting calories[Calorie Cameras]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2718505/posts

05/11/2011 3:06:56 PM PDT · by Palter · 17 replies
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54 posted on 10/03/2012 8:26:16 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: markomalley

Maybe if the kids ate their veggies then throw up in the cafeteria trash can......


55 posted on 10/03/2012 8:31:04 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you elect,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: proud American in Canada
Next up, “Hunger-free” signs at all Occupy demonstrations!

LOL! The message of the "Occupy" noodles is so confused already that protesting a healthy diet would fit right in. I'm getting confused just thinking about it!

You have a safe and happy Wednesday!

56 posted on 10/03/2012 9:26:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Optimism is much shallower than hope.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“School cafeteria veggies are usually boiled to mush and get worse sitting on steam tables.”

And that’s the real problem with Americans and vegetables in general: most Americans don’t know how to cook vegetables properly.

The school cafeterias probably couldn’t beat the kids off with sticks if they cooked up delicious Chinese stir-fries and Indian curry dishes that consisted of a medley of mostly fresh vegetables with bits of chicken or beef. How about Saag Paneer? Totally healthy, totally delicious.


57 posted on 10/03/2012 11:42:09 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Ezekiel

“The hammer will really come down after the carrot-tossers figure out how to dispose of the vegetables by other means. “

Indeed. Wrapped up in paper napkin wads, carefully concealed in empty milk containers, surreptitiously thrown under the table, or scrapped onto an unsuspecting, dimwitted classmate’s tray.


58 posted on 10/03/2012 11:46:41 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: markomalley

This is sooo funny, and takes me back to the days when I was in Elementary school 50 years ago.

We had the stereotypical evil lunch ladies, who made you take everything they dished out, then checked to make sure you ate at least some of every item. It didn’t take us long to figure ways around it. We stuffed uneaten food in napkins, or milk boxes.

The more things change the more they remain the same - - except that in our day there were real live consequences to breaking rules. Maybe that is the thing our children need more than any other thing.


59 posted on 10/03/2012 11:51:42 AM PDT by colorcountry (The gospel will transform our politics, not vice versa (Romans 12:1,2))
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To: relictele

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/todd-howard/57/511/616

Well this Todd Howard sells computer hardware in the area.


60 posted on 10/03/2012 3:38:22 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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