Bill to Cut Down Food Shaming in School up for Public Hearing Wednesday

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AUGUSTA, Maine (WMTW) - A bill proposed in the Maine Legislature aims to cut down on food shaming in school.

The bill requires public schools providing free and reduced meals to provide those meals regardless of a student's ability to pay.

Schools would not be able to refuse a meal to a student as a form of punishment or require them to wear a wristband or stamp if they cannot pay.

A public hearing is scheduled at the state house at 9 a.m. Wednesday.