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Smile, Texas schoolchildren. You're on calorie camera.
That's the idea behind a $2 million project being unveiled Wednesday in the lunchroom of a San Antonio elementary school, where high-tech cameras installed in the cafeteria will begin photographing what foods children pile onto their trays — and later capture what they don't finish eating. Digital imaging analysis of the snapshots will then calculate how many calories each student scarfed down. Local health officials said the program, funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, is the first of its kind in a U.S. school, and will be so precise that the technology can identify a half-eaten pear left on a lunch tray.
Here's how it works: students are assigned lunch trays with a unique bar code. After the children load up their plates down the line — mashed potatoes or green beans? french fries or fruit? — a camera above the cashier takes a picture of each tray.
Originally posted by ShakaDoodle
Hope they install one of those in the White House so we can all monitor what Michelle's scarfing down at tax payer's expense!
Obama warns White House party crowd: 'You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale'
Originally posted by showintail
My neice and nephew go to this paticular school... Wanna know something else? Its not being done in the high society school... This school is in the heart of a ghetto. Most of the children get free /reduced lunch at that school.
Not sure it matters. But there it is.