Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill prohibiting practices known as lunch shaming into law.
The new law prevents schools in the state from publicly identifying a student who has an unpaid meal balance and requires them to provide a hot meal to the student. Other forms of lunch shaming, such a barring students from extracurricular activities, are also no longer allowed.
In addition, schools must also participate in the Community Eligibility Provision if they are eligible.