Ending Lunch-Shaming Without Breaking the School's Budget

Ending Lunch-Shaming Without Breaking the School's Budget

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Judge Kavanaugh, School Lunches, Reviving Hearts

Episode: Judge Kavanaugh, School Lunches, Reviving Hearts

  • Sep 4, 2018 7:00 pm
  • 18:29 mins

Guest: Crystal FitzSimons, Director of School and Out-of-School Time Programs, Food Research and Action Center  What are schools to do about the families who run up a school lunch tab and never pay? Do you refuse to feed the kid? Make him eat a cheese sandwich instead of the more expensive hot meal? Public outcry over such “lunch shaming” as it’s been called, has led to districts in many states implementing universal school lunch policies, where kids get fed no matter what. But that can run up a pretty big tab, too.

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