A good use of technology in Houston schools.
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.
But why not just get rid of the brownies all together? Are there kids who need brownies for health reasons? Or does the school make too much money from selling them and this is just their way of appeasing disgruntled parents?