Health Matters: Fighting Childhood Obesity with Technology

By: Triston Sanders-Medical Anchor Email
By: Triston Sanders-Medical Anchor Email

June 3, 2011
Fighting childhood obesity goes high tech in one school district.
Officials there taking a close look at what students are really eating.
W.W. White Elementary in San Antonio, Texas is now monitoring the lunch line with a small camera.
One camera is set up at the cash register and another is at the disposal window to take pictures of what foods the students pile onto their trays and what they don't finish eating
Some are asking, "Big brother or helpful tool?"
It's definitely food for thought.
Health officials will analyze the snapshots and calculate how many calories each child ate.
For parents, it's something to chew on.


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