School Considering Installing Cameras To Make Sure Students Eat Their Vegetables
Eat your broccoli, kids. Big brother is watching.
TAVARES, Fla. – 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.”
Next step? Lunch room monitors to make the kids eat their vegetables.
Or maybe we could just admit that one-size-fits-all federal lunch policy is a pretty silly idea, and certainly not anything a government running a $1 trillion annual budget deficit ought to be involved in.Tags: big brother, nanny statism, school lunch