LunchCommunicator Guilts Kids Who Don't Eat Their Lunches
My kids are quite little, so I have not yet experienced the annoyance that is the preparing of school lunches. I have heard parents complain about how much effort it takes to make lunches every day and how little appreciation they get for that effort. I know that when I was a kid I was certainly among the ungrateful. My mom makes great food, but for some reason I rarely ate the lunches she packed and I was forever trying to hide the fact that I didn’t eat them.
With the LunchCommunicator this deception would be a thing of the past. The device is a lunch box that contains a small video camera and computer. The camera comes on when the box is opened and records the lunch maker while preparing the lunch so that the recipient can then see all of the work that went into the preparation. The lunch eater is then recorded 'enjoying' the food; this footage gets played back when the box is opened again back at home.
The idea is that is the lunch recipient will be more inclined to eat the lunch if he/she sees the work/love that went into making it. The lunch maker will also get to see the food being enjoyed. I don’t know what you are supposed to do if your mom has sent you to school with something disgusting though – maybe accidentally drop the lunchbox on the way home.