The "Cheese Sandwich Policy"

School districts in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chula Vista, California, and Hillsborough County, Florida, have implemented a "cheese sandwich policy" for students whose parents fail to pay their lunch tab. If parents don't pay, students are shamed with a cold cheese sandwich. "Every time I eat it, it makes me feel like I want to throw up," said one 7-year-old.

 


 

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Oh my God this would be very humiliating on the part of the student. They eat that ridiculous cheese sandwich which hardly has any nutrition on it. Plus, they get teased and laughed on by other students.

 

This really makes me sad. People are upset because
children are getting fed? Where I served as a
Peace Corps Volunteer, in a small village in rural
Cameroon, the school children often only ate one
meal a day- dinner. The school did not serve
any food whatsoever. The children did not even
complain. They felt fortunate that they could
just GO to school.

 

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