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School May Install ‘Trash-Cams’ To Spy on Kids Tossing Veggies
Fox News ^ | 10-3-12 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 10/03/2012 1:56:30 PM PDT by kingattax

Florida school district is considering a plan to install surveillance cameras on cafeteria trash cans to monitor what kids are throwing away – after they discovered that students were tossing out their federally-mandated fruit and vegetables.

The Lake County School Board said more than $75,000 worth of vegetables have been thrown in the garbage. The veggies and fresh fruit are party of the Obama administration’s policy to force schools to provide healthy produce in lunch rooms.

“It’s fairly specific recipe of what they would like us to serve,” Lake County School Board member Tod Howard told Fox News. “Unfortunately, much of it has to do with fresh fruit and vegetables and it seems to be going into the trash. And that’s not okay.”

So Howard suggested the district attach security cameras to the trash cans to monitor exactly what is being thrown away.

“It will also give us documentation so that we can go back to the federal government and say here’s what we are finding,” he said. “We do know there’s an issue.”

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1 posted on 10/03/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

The next illogical step Moochelle will push for is force feeding these kids like a bunch of babies.

You will eat this!! Zeig heil!


2 posted on 10/03/2012 1:59:54 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: kingattax
"So Howard suggested the district attach security cameras to the trash cans to monitor exactly what is being thrown away."

Why wouldn't you just look into the trash cans after lunch period instead of recording and paying someone to watch hours of trash can video? Just a thought from someone who would have to help pay for this nonsense.

3 posted on 10/03/2012 2:00:33 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: kingattax

Here’s a crazy idea. Kids, eat your ****** vegetables! You can have your McDonald’s when you get home.

No wonder we are a nation of fatties. Fat parents are not teaching kids how to eat properly and are raising fats kids.

It’s a cycle of abuse.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 2:00:55 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: kingattax

Kids should wear Moochelle masks when doing it.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 2:01:34 PM PDT by Rikki Doxx
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To: kingattax

EAT zose VEGETABLES, comrade, or Mother Russia vill VIPP you!!!/s;)


6 posted on 10/03/2012 2:02:26 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: circlecity

Good idea! One Cafeteria Lady to dump the can and sort things out, and another with a clipboard to write it down.

Cheaper than a camera plus analyst.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 2:05:55 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: turn_to

I don’t think it’s any of the gov’t’s business if the kids or the parents are fat. When you start saying that parents are not feeding their children “properly”, you’re opening a big can of worms where the gov’t gets to tell families how to raise their kids.

That ends in BITS.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 2:07:32 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: kingattax
Right, schools are sooooo underfunded (rolling eyes).
9 posted on 10/03/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: turn_to

Your comment is kind of random, as it doesn’t really have to do with the political premise of the article nor the likely reason the poster posted it. One could imply you think the premise of forcing certain foods on kids is good policy.

To a point of fact;

My parents and I all have “ideal” BMIs and always have- it is just natural based on inefficiency of metabolism.

I eat like crap and always have and I don’t gain a pound. I’m 5’10 and 153lbs at 31, the ratio has held since 5th grade.

Same with them for their respective height weight.

Get a grip and a clue, making rules and forcing options assuming the worst or based on the people with the worst case scenarios doesn’t work in a free-society-IN ANY CONTEXT.

It is thoughts and mind-sets like that that always accompanies the onset of totalitarianism.

Good Grief! Sure, parents of fat kids should teach them the impact their food choices has on them, what that has to do with forced school food choices in a free society I haven’t the foggiest.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 2:08:20 PM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (Want to join my new country in Greenland? Like the Danes will stop us; pft!)
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To: DBrow

They just need to set up a fresh uneaten fruit recycling center right next to the trash can, where untouched fruit can be given back.

Heck you could even pay them a dime or something for each thing.


11 posted on 10/03/2012 2:08:40 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: kingattax

Trash-cams are so invasive. Can’t some enterprising anthropology or sociology student go through the trash for free and make a thesis out of this?


12 posted on 10/03/2012 2:09:27 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: kingattax
Just have the nuns at my grade school watching the trash. They knew every trick from the milk carton stuff to the napkin under the tray sneak.

And children in India starved just because we didn't eat our carrots. God was not only vengeful about wasting food, He also had very, very bad aim with his vengeance.

13 posted on 10/03/2012 2:09:44 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: kingattax

Refuse the Federal money and then tell them to shove their mandate up their discharge shoot.


14 posted on 10/03/2012 2:09:56 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: kingattax

Gee, I guess I’ll just have to throw it in another trash can.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 2:10:16 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: kingattax

If your child attends public school, you have given the government control. It’s that simple.


16 posted on 10/03/2012 2:10:21 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: turn_to

MYOB


17 posted on 10/03/2012 2:11:07 PM PDT by UltraV ("..after I looked at your posting history, I think you need to post at DU." -Arrowhead1952 to UltraV)
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To: kingattax

Any kid who doesn’t want to be cammed always has the option of the floor under the table...


18 posted on 10/03/2012 2:11:12 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1352 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
They just need to set up a fresh uneaten fruit recycling center right next to the trash can, where untouched fruit can be given back.

They could keep giving out the exact same veggies for weeks on end. The savings would be HUGE!

19 posted on 10/03/2012 2:15:18 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1352 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: kingattax; John Semmens

Ya got me again, John!


20 posted on 10/03/2012 2:18:24 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: kingattax

Next is the Execution squads brought in for immediate extermination.


21 posted on 10/03/2012 2:18:27 PM PDT by MtnMan101
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To: turn_to

Here’s a crazier idea. Stop giving out EBT cards, welfare, and free medical. Then its their business and not yours.


22 posted on 10/03/2012 2:20:14 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: circlecity
Why wouldn't you just look into the trash cans after lunch period instead of recording and paying someone to watch hours of trash can video ?

Because this is not about what goes in the trash but about who is putting it there. This is about enforcement.

23 posted on 10/03/2012 2:20:56 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: kingattax

This is designed to scare the kiddies into not binning the Moochelle mandated foods they don’t like.


24 posted on 10/03/2012 2:22:43 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Paine in the Neck
"Because this is not about what goes in the trash but about who is putting it there. This is about enforcement."

Absolutely. You can bet if your kid is one throwing their veggies away you'll be getting a visit from Child Protective Services. That's the only thing could be about.

25 posted on 10/03/2012 2:23:00 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Paine in the Neck
"Because this is not about what goes in the trash but about who is putting it there. This is about enforcement."

Absolutely. You can bet if your kid is one throwing their veggies away you'll be getting a visit from Child Protective Services. That's the only thing could be about.

26 posted on 10/03/2012 2:24:00 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Slump Tester
Gee, I guess I’ll just have to throw it in another trash can.

The children will pocket the unwanted foods and get rid of them otherwise. A stink will rise from the other trash bins

27 posted on 10/03/2012 2:25:13 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: turn_to
You do realize that a 1/4 pounder contains a serving of veggies? In fact 4 oz of meat, slice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, salad dressing, and a serving of bread is a fairly nutritious meal.

You have obviously been conditioned by the leftists about so called 'junk food'.

/johnny

28 posted on 10/03/2012 2:26:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: turn_to

Why don’t you eat their veggies for them. Eat all you want, your body your choice or is that only for sex?


29 posted on 10/03/2012 2:26:24 PM PDT by JayGalt
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To: kingattax
Disney World already has them!
30 posted on 10/03/2012 2:28:34 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: kingattax

When I went to school my bunch was a pretty fun loving group.
I can picture my bunch giving the camera the finger, dumping veggies on the lens spitting on it,or even stealing the camera and sitting it up in the girls bathroom.

Kids today have no vision.


31 posted on 10/03/2012 2:30:14 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: TexasFreeper2009

They don’t even recycle the unopened milk cartons that come off the kid’s trays. You should see the waste!


32 posted on 10/03/2012 2:31:13 PM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: kingattax

How can you have any pudding if you don’t have your veggies?


33 posted on 10/03/2012 2:31:58 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Already done. Years ago my mother was a dietician and many of the periodicals she got had articles about kids in schools tossing food in the trash. I believe they called it “plate waste.”


34 posted on 10/03/2012 2:32:40 PM PDT by goldi
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To: MrB

Foodstamps shouldn’t pay for junk food so why should government lunches? If parents really want their kids to eat french fries and chickens nuggets everyday for lunch then they can pack a lunch.

If the government is paying for or subsidizing school lunches, then the kids can eat their greens. When I was a kid my Mom always made a small salad with dinner. I guess that is a strange concept these days.

Yes I know a nation is outraged that the Honey Boo Boos of the nation can’t get her free twinkies at school, but she’ll just have to wait until her parents use their foodstamps to buy them when she gets home.

In the meantime, here’s an apple.


35 posted on 10/03/2012 2:33:45 PM PDT by turn_to
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36 posted on 10/03/2012 2:36:45 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NoobRep

Or just taser kids who don’t eat the veggies first.


37 posted on 10/03/2012 2:56:54 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: turn_to
The solution is to get government the hell out of it.

I despise people that think it's ok to use the power of the government to enforce what they think is the 'correct' lifestyle.

/johnny

38 posted on 10/03/2012 3:00:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kingattax
I'm waiting for a black market of junk food to develop. I'm sure kids could get rich by selling candy and soda. Then the schools will have to respond by suspending those students just to teach them, and all the rest, a lesson.

New slogan:Mandated food......turning kids into criminals.

39 posted on 10/03/2012 3:35:09 PM PDT by teacherwoes ("It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society" -Gideon Welles)
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40 posted on 10/03/2012 3:41:11 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: turn_to

Have you ever had a nutrition class? There’s a reason we have casseroles. Children’s taste buds and olfactory systems are quite different from adults. Often the only way to get children to eat (what to them is horribly foul tasting) vegetables is to disguise them in something else. Thus things like casseroles or a hamburger with lettuce and tomato as was mentioned. It’s kind of common sense. Plop some unseasoned green beans on a plate and good luck getting a kid to eat them.


41 posted on 10/03/2012 3:41:23 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: kingattax

Forcing fascism on the kids? Sounds like they’re conditioning them.


42 posted on 10/03/2012 3:42:44 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: kingattax

Refresh my memory:

Who annointed a gluttonous feral cave beast with unrestricted government powers?


43 posted on 10/03/2012 3:44:18 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: circlecity

Because they really want to know which kids are throwing away the food.
Next step is to haul the parents into the Principal’s office and force them to watch a video featuring Moochelle condemning them for not forcing their kids to eat their vegetables.
It’s time to fight back.


44 posted on 10/03/2012 3:58:58 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: teacherwoes

Already happened. Heard it on the news. Some enterprising young capitalists were selling spoonfuls of chocolate syrup, and other stuff which I can’t remember. LOL.


45 posted on 10/03/2012 3:59:51 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Mozilla

I thought was Pink Floyd lyric from Another brick in the wall LOL!


46 posted on 10/03/2012 4:08:45 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: monkapotamus

OH MONK I saw Michelle on Steve Harvey show today she talk about her nationawide get the country eat better food Steve Harvey look OH OKAY whatever


47 posted on 10/03/2012 4:10:20 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Daffynition

I really never thought to see PUSH on FR, but, there he is!

I LOVE Push. I have at least an hour of PUSH video around on dvd that should be uploaded one day.


48 posted on 10/03/2012 4:39:03 PM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: pops88
Plop some unseasoned green beans on a plate and good luck getting a kid to eat them.

I expect it is a combination of two things, foods the kids are unfamiliar with and unseasoned veggies are rather tasteless if not picked at the right time.

A fun example: I often bring a Kugel to pot lucks, I generally get one of two reactions. What is that?; or Kugel!, I want some.

Kugel is a type of bread pudding, mine has a lot of fruit in it. I think everyone has their own slightly different recipe, the guys at the Hillel House used to have fun guessing what I had actually used that week, since the fruits could differ.

49 posted on 10/03/2012 4:59:23 PM PDT by Fraxinus (My opinion, worth what you paid.)
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To: kingattax

The students are just doing a modern interpretation of dumping tea in Boston harbor. Maybe they should get extra credit in U.S. History/Government.


50 posted on 10/03/2012 5:07:19 PM PDT by Crolis ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." -GKC)
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