Researchers to Photograph Kids’ Lunch Trays

.

Researchers to Photograph Kids’ Lunch Trays

The health officials will be looking at food trays of schoolchildren at five elementary schools in Texas through camera, as a unique project funded by the US Department of Agriculture aims to capture images of food plates of kids to monitor their calories intake.

The cameras about the size of pocket flashlights will photograph a student's lunch tray before and after their meals. Moreover, camera will not capture images of kids and will only be directed towards lunch trays. The food trays will be embedded with barcode to identify the students.

The photographs will be analyzed by a computer program. It will identify the food items in kids' lunch trays and leftover food, and will present the number of calories guzzled by the kids.

Health officials aim to reduce obesity and improve eating habits among kids through this two million US dollar research project. Researchers claim that nearly 90% of the parents have given their nod for recording the diet consumed by their kids. The researchers will make available the children's data to their parents and hope that once the parents are aware, eating habits at home will change.

Researchers have selected poor, minority schools with high obesity rates and diabetes risk for the pilot project.


Latest News

Researchers Clone Stem Cells From Human Adults
Victorians donate $16.8 million to Good Friday Appeal
Impact of childhood bullying remains after 40 years
This will keep you happy
Bigwig German media firm Axel Springer’s CEO criticizes Google in open letter
Google launches e-mail notifications for Google Trends service
Groundbreaking operation experienced by Vicky the orangutan
Sleep positions say a lot about your relationship
Pet cat gives meningitis to kid
Bar set higher for foreign doctors to work in England
Nose can be a pathfinder
NPD: Xbox One and PS4 sales have surpassed 5 million and 7 million units respect