Tuesday, February 21, 2006
The Computer Now Tracks Children's Diet For Parents.....Who Is Next?
The FP Times has just been forwarded a shocking email that reveals software has been written that 'tracks' a child's foodstuffs received in school cafeterias. Primero Food Service Solutions, developed by Houston-based Cybersoft Technologies, sets up prepaid accounts and monitors what is chosen and if it is allowed. Big Brother is now tapping into what you put into your pie-hole. From AP: " A student slides a tray toward the cafeteria cash register with a healthy selection: a pint of milk, green beans, whipped sweet potatoes and chicken nuggets — baked, not fried. But then he adds a fudge brownie - When he punches in his code for the prepaid account his parents set up, a warning sounds: 'This student has a food restriction.' - Back goes the brownie as the cashier reminds him that his parents have declared all desserts off-limits". Most of you reading this can now look back fondly when we were children and chose chocolate milk and doritos for lunch.
Posted by FP at 4:25 AM