The Big Nutritionist Is Watching You
1:55 PM, Oct 3, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Nanny State has decided to make it possible for kids to eat their vegetables. Indeed, to make it hard for them not to eat their vegetables. The kids, unsurprisingly, are saying, ‘We say it's spinach and we say the hell with it.’ So one school proposes to monitor the school cafeteria garbage cans with cameras to record what vegetables the kids are tossing and in what quantity.
So far, just one more story about busy bodies using some borrowed government muscle to run other people's lives. Routinely infuriating. And, one thinks, better get ready for more.
But the way some parents have responded to the latest spreading of the snooper state gives one some hope:
The official response was predictable. Oh, no, sayeth the bureaucrats. We have no intention of monitoring the kids. None at all. We're just going to make a record of what goes into the garbage cans.
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