Student lunch debt and the solutions school districts come up with to alleviate the overdue tabs may have a negative impact on students and their well-being, experts tell ABC News. Escalating school meal debt has been a hot topic in recent weeks. Earlier this month, Warwick Public Schools in Rhode Island reversed its decision to give students with outstanding lunch balances “sun butter and jelly” sandwiches after the announcement caused nationwide outrage. While some defended the practice, saying that the sandwich, which was also to be accompanied with vegetables, fruit and milk, was healthier than other options, hundreds of people took to social media to point out the stigma that come with the free lunch. In New Hampshire, a cafeteria worker was fired after she let a student have a lunch without paying, and in Minnesota, one high school attempted to bar seniors from graduating if they still had lunch debt. In 2016, an elementary school in Alabama would stamp students’ arms with the phrase “I need lunch money” if their balance was running low. This kind of practice can cause embarrassment and shame, according to the experts For healthy students, meaning those who are not food insecure and lack… Read full this story
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