Texas lawmaker’s bill attempts to eliminate “school lunch shaming”
A Dallas Democrat is warning against the hazards of school lunch shaming. Rep. Helen Giddings, D-DeSoto, says school children who can’t pay for their lunches are facing humiliation in cafeterias as lunches are often snatched from their hands when their insufficient payment is revealed. Giddings said the problem is further exacerbated by the fact that one in four Texas children faces food insecurity, with up to 40 percent of children in the Dallas area affected. To combat these problems, Giddings has proposed House Bill 2159, which seeks to provide alternative methods for districts to deal with students with insufficient balances.
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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock