ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Changes are coming to lunches at Albuquerque Public Schools after the district crafted new policies to ban school lunch shaming.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, the APS Policy Committee voted to approve a policy to comply with the Hunger Free Bill of Rights Act.
It prohibits schools from publically identifying or stigmatizing children with unpaid cafeteria bills.
Previously, students with unpaid accounts received a cheese sandwich in place of hot food.
Now every child in New Mexico will get the same meal.