New Mexico Bars “Lunch Shaming:” My Piece in Today’s New York Times

In today’s New York Times, I report on a New Mexico state law, signed yesterday by the governor, which is the first legislation in the country to outlaw “lunch shaming.”

For those unfamiliar with the term, “lunch shaming” refers to practices in the cafeteria that single out children with school meal debt, such as making the child wear a special wrist band, stamping the child’s arm or hand, throwing the child’s meal away in front of peers, or even making a child do chores, like wiping down tables, in exchange for a meal.

I hope you’ll take a moment to read and share the story!  And a huge thank you to the school food professionals who responded to my call-out about this topic on TLT’s Facebook page a few weeks ago. Your input was invaluable.

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