“Lunch Shaming” Ban a Big Win for New Mexico Nonprofit
APRIL 11, 2017
New Mexico recently became the first state in the country to ban “lunch shaming”—the practice of putting negative attention on students whose parents haven’t paid their lunch bills. The issue of “lunch shaming” by schools has proved troublesome enough that New Mexico is tackling the issue legislatively. The bill represents a victory for New Mexico Appleseed, a poverty-focused nonprofit that has drawn attention to the issue.