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By Kaelynn Knoernschild
The Oklahoman 

New Oklahoma policy takes aim at school lunch shaming


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Children who find themselves short on lunch money at some Oklahoma schools see their tray of hot food sent back to the kitchen, where it's most likely tossed in the trash.

Those same students leave the lunch line with what's known as an alternate meal, usually a cold cheese sandwich and milk, a visible signal to their classmates that they lack lunch money, The Oklahoman ( ) reported.

Even a low account balance can prompt a handstamp reminder — another obvious mark.

Recently, school "lunch shaming," has come under fire across the country with cri...

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