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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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Gotta love the nanny state. Next thing will be to put the kids who throw their veggies away in detention. Then charge the parents with abuse if their kids can't stand the school lunches.

Good thing they will give away free abortions, though.

1 posted on 10/03/2012 3:09:41 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Why do they have to have a camera to record what’s being thrown away?

Apparently it hasn’t occurred to them to just look in the can and see what’s there. If necessary, they can write it down.

Perhaps the district superintendent has a brother-in-law who sells cameras.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 3:12:22 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: markomalley
"No decisions have been made on the cameras, but school leaders say they wouldn't capture students faces, just what they're throwing away"

Couldn't you just look in the trash can and figure that out? If not to identify which students are tossing away produce, then what concievable use could these trash-cams accomplish.

3 posted on 10/03/2012 3:12:47 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

what concievable use could these trash-cams accomplish.
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well you know these schools are starved for cash ,, they have to beg for cash just to keep the lights on ... and pay salaries for all the administrators ...

time to cut their budget 20% just because they THINK they can spend money on something so ridiculous.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 3:15:38 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: markomalley

They just couldn’t look into the trash can and make a rational opinion? How bizarre.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 3:22:43 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: markomalley

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


7 posted on 10/03/2012 3:27:23 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: markomalley

Throwing veggies away is a waste of taxpayer money and yet purchasing expensive video cameras is not?


8 posted on 10/03/2012 3:28:41 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: DuncanWaring

really


9 posted on 10/03/2012 3:29:32 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: markomalley
This is doubling down on stupid.

The most basic rule of child nutrition: If the kid can't or won't eat it, the sum total nutritional value is ZERO!

10 posted on 10/03/2012 3:32:07 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: DuncanWaring
Why do they have to have a camera to record what’s being thrown away?

Because its technology and adding technology to a problem often substitutes for actually doing something about the problem. I would next expect a "trash cam" phone app that can be twittered, facebooked, googled,and youtubed ad neauseum.

11 posted on 10/03/2012 3:34:36 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: markomalley
"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."

Hard to understand? I see a grant opportunity here. I think I'll type up a proposal for a multi-year international comparative study on why kids throw away cafeteria vegetables. Should be worth a couple of million.

This is an ancient issues: should schools feed kids what they WILL eat, or what they SHOULD eat (but will, in fact, throw away). There have always been Brunhilde-type cafeteria ladies trying to force feed the veggies. The only thing different now is that we have a busybody, reflexively coercive regime in DC that is trying to impose compliance by imperial edict.

12 posted on 10/03/2012 3:36:48 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: markomalley

At the school where I work, I LOVE the food. To me, it’s healthy, nutritious, and actually a bit tasty. Problem is, I’m a middle-aged man who doesn’t mind vegetables and baked potato wedges. On the other hand, the only time the kids eat what’s on their plate is when they have Pizza, chicken nuggets, or hamburgers.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 3:43:04 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: sphinx
The only thing different now is that we have a busybody, reflexively coercive regime in DC that is trying to impose compliance by imperial edict.

I wonder how long it will take after the beginning of his second term for the USDA to mandate the closure of all restaurants and the demolition of all home kitchens...

...after all, they can better enforce healthy eating if all of the serfs report to government feeding centers to do so in a supervised fashion.

14 posted on 10/03/2012 3:43:17 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley; Tax-chick
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.

They know *what* the students are tossing, so this must be to discover *which* students are doing the tossing. That way they can either control and intimidate through fear, or collect fines for the inevitable non-compliance. The fines will be justified by claiming that they will fund further "healthy eating" programs... for the children.

Never in a million years will it occur to these statists that their idiotic program is the problem. Oh no, the problem is that it just hasn't been implemented properly (with enough force).

The hammer will really come down after the carrot-tossers figure out how to dispose of the vegetables by other means. I suspect that clogged toilets are going to become commonplace in this school. Expect the sewer of the spiritual realm to manifest on the physical plane.

15 posted on 10/03/2012 3:46:52 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: circlecity

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


First it’s the food. Next it’s the upper torso. Then it’s the face.

There has never been a recorded event in which the government failed in expanding any program.....ever!

Within a year kids (and their parents) will be identified and punished for not eating Michele’s veggies.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 3:46:52 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: DuncanWaring

Hey...it means jobs....worthless....but nevertheless....and because it’s attached to a computer....it’s an easy $100,000 a year for somebody who knows somebody


17 posted on 10/03/2012 3:49:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: markomalley

This just shows how important it is for Conservatives to start to infiltrate the educational establishment and reclaim it. We need to start to inculcate our values back into the educational curriculum. The left is too close to a monopoly on this.


18 posted on 10/03/2012 3:49:39 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: metmom

don’t you do the “homsechool” list?


19 posted on 10/03/2012 3:50:24 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Shut up and eat your peas.


20 posted on 10/03/2012 3:56:51 AM PDT by motor_racer (Pete, do you ever get tired, of the driving?)
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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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....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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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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