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A tray of food in a school cafeteria - File / Photo: AP

A tray of food in a school cafeteria – File / Photo: AP

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ON LONG ISLAND (WCBS 880) - More Long Island school districts are implementing an online system that allows parents to pre-pay and monitor the food their kids eat at school.

Nathan, who is just out of high school, sees the good and bad of it.

“To a degree, I feel, you know, the parents are paying for it, maybe they should be able to see what it is, but it’s a little much,” Nathan said to WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “Have a little trust for your kids at some point. I feel you shouldn’t need to track every little thing they do.”

Another person says it sounds a bit like “big mother” watching over your diet.

At least three districts, including Eastport-South Manor, so far have tied into the system, with others considering it.

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