A 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. (Snip) 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
Comments: Unbelievable!! Mooch and the government are watching! Be very afraid.
I doubt it's the fruit and veggies as much as it is being told what to do. This appears to be one great big finger on the cheek to BHO and wife. Accordingly, it appears freedom and liberty still run in the veins of the true Americans.
Until the moocher at the WH starts serving this crap at their state dinners I will eat what I please. So are we going to have armed food police in schools? If you don't eat that broccoli they'll blow your brain out. I thought the dems were all about choice. Folks, this is only the beginning. This is the camel nose under the tent. What's next in their playbook?
How about cameras in the school staff rooms, you know, catching those rather large union teachers stuffing Little Debbies in their mouths and taking a quick smoke break in the bathroom? How about cameras in very nice Congressional lunch room in Washington DC? Bet you don't have to count your caloric intake or be sure to follow the new food chart in there. How about a camera in the Obama's personal living quarters in the WH? My, oh my, what we'd see there.
"A 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"
Ummm, if you have already "discovered" that the students have tossed their veggies, why spend more $$$ on cameras to confirm what you already know?! More likely, so you can scare the kids into compliance with ominous cameras, whats next brown shirts standing at parade rest beside the dumpster?
It sounds to me as if the cameras are focused on the Moochfood being thrown away and will be evidence to the Feds that children are simply not eating it. The petty tyranny is not working, the children are miserable, and the cost is tremendous.
“Why not just remove the kids from their parent’s home at 3 – 5 years-old and put them in mass dormitories where their entire lives can be monitored and properly controlled so that they become properly modeled citizens and serve as they are needed by our enlightened leaders,” another reader wrote.
The school lunches are tasteless since they took out all the calories, fat, and salt! My daughters either throw away what they are forced to put on their plates or take their lunches now. It is a pain having to pack lunches!
#27 is right, these kids are smarter then they're given credit for. The food will end up on the floor, in their pockets and down their shirts before it ends up in their mouths. They will give it to a brown-bagger to toss. These cameras will do nothing but instill in the kids that Big Brother is watching everything they do - and I hope they grow up to resent the hell out of it.
The feds would have to see the child-sized arms throwing food away, lots of different ones (no face shots would be necessary). Otherwise, it could appear (to the feds) that only the school administration or lunchroom staff don't like the stuff and the video is a fake. You know how suspicious the feds are.
I think it's a great idea. If enough such videos (again, no faces) were sent to the feds, they'd have to rethink this terrible "healthy food" idea.
Of course, if Romney wins, then he'll probably revamp the program PDQ, no video required. In fact, he ought to make it part of his campaign. Think of all the parents who'd vote for him!
Throw the food at the camera, then follow it up with a one-finger salute. These meddling illegal AA "leaders" must not be allowed to win the little fights. They might get the idea that we take them seriously.
#26 - It was reported here, recently, that there are a number of schools that have lunch monitors who pick through the kids lunches and if the lunches do not meet the strict federal guidelines for a 'healthy' lunch, the lunches were tossed and the students were given a lecture, some chicken nuggets and were charged for them. From the sounds of it some very nice bag lunches were being tossed, leaving lots of unhappy children and parents.
I must have missed something. How does "the administration" get the authority to order schools to adhere to a menu? And why is Florida (or part of Florida) obeying? Is this a result of accepting Federal funds, total loss of control - or is this travesty under color of some law or illegal seizure of power?
Veggies in school cafeterias do not taste like the ones at home....that's for sure. Maybe the parents will supply the children with doggie bags to bring the un-eaten veggies & fruit home to toss in non-camera trash cans.
There are cameras on what seems every street lamp pole, your mobile phone transmits your whereabouts, and our medical records will soon be the property of the federal government. Wow, what a slippery slope since 9/11, when so many were so willing to surrender civil liberties for "security." Funny, there are few posting the ol' canard, "I got nothing to hide, let 'em watch" these days. What next for our own good?
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