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Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to prohibit the stigmatization of children who are unable to pay for meals.


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04/10/2019Introduced in Senate

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04/10/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
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Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry04/10/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (04/10/2019)

Anti-Lunch Shaming Act of 2019

This bill prohibits the stigmatization of a child who is unable to pay for meals provided by schools under the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program.

The bill applies to a child who either does not have funds to pay for a meal or has outstanding credit that was extended by a school food authority (SFA).

A SFA may not permit public identification or stigmatization of the child, such as by requiring a wristband or hand stamp. The child also may not be required to (1) perform chores or activities that are not required of students generally, or (2) dispose of food after it has been served to the child.

Any communication related to outstanding credit must be directed to the child's parent or guardian. A child may be required to deliver a letter regarding outstanding credit that is addressed to a parent or guardian if the letter is not distributed to the child in a manner that stigmatizes the child.

The bill also expresses the sense of Congress regarding several issues regarding the administration of the school meal programs.