Bill prohibiting school ‘lunch shaming’ heads to Gov. Brown


A new bill that will end what's known as "lunch shaming" is headed to Governor Kate Brown for approval.

The Oregon State Senate approved House Bill 3454 Monday with no opposition.

It requires the USDA National School Lunch Program at Oregon schools to provide lunch for kids regardless of the student's ability to pay.

The bill also prevents "lunch shaming" at schools, which is when a student is served alternative meals or singled out with a wristband, hand stamp or other identifying markers because they can't afford lunch.

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