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Parents Now Monitor Kids School Diet

Ever wonder what your kids are eating at school? I know my mom used to go to great pains to make sure I had a big, healthy lunch – which I immediately traded to my friends for cheeseburgers, chocolate, and…
May 31, 2005

Ever wonder what your kids are eating at school? I know my mom used to go to great pains to make sure I had a big, healthy lunch – which I immediately traded to my friends for cheeseburgers, chocolate, and any other grease- and sugar-related food I could find.

Now, using an electronic payment system, parents can check up on the food their children are eating in school, according to this Associated Press story.

As a former teacher, I’m far more interested in how this can apply to homework and other school-related paperwork that needs to get finished (such as, when do we see online homework which parents and teachers can both monitor?). And while I’m not a huge fan of technologies that turn over information that should be private to a centralized database, I think – on initial blush – I’m okay with parents knowing what their children are buying and eating at school.

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DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

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