Houston Adds Prepaid Accounts to School Cafeterias

Schools in Houston are offering prepaid accounts at the school cafeteria. Kids punch in codes for their lunches. The accounts allow parents to control what their kids eat.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good Morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

One thing about giving kids lunch money--parents don't even know if they spend it on salad or sweet. Now, schools in Houston are changing that, with prepaid accounts at the school cafeteria. Kids punch in codes for their lunches. And if parents don't approve of potato chips and a soft drink for lunch--that item can be rejected. Parents can even go online and track the eating habits of their kids...and make adjustments--say, allowing a piece of cake if they're being good.

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