In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, cafeteria worker Paula Herrera, left, supervises as second grade student Dylan Casias punches in his student identification number to deduct a meal payment at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, N.M. All students are offered the same lunch at Gonzales and other Santa Fe public schools to avoid any chance of embarrassing students whose parents may have fallen behind on meal payments. New Mexico in April became the first state to outlaw the shaming of children for any unpaid meals.
In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, cafeteria worker Paula Herrera, left, supervises as second grade student Dylan Casias punches in his student identification number to deduct a meal payment at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, N.M. All students are offered the same lunch at Gonzales and other Santa Fe public schools to avoid any chance of embarrassing students whose parents may have fallen behind on meal payments. New Mexico in April became the first state to outlaw the shaming of children for any unpaid meals. Morgan Lee AP
In this Thursday, May 4, 2017 photo, cafeteria worker Paula Herrera, left, supervises as second grade student Dylan Casias punches in his student identification number to deduct a meal payment at Gonzales Community School in Santa Fe, N.M. All students are offered the same lunch at Gonzales and other Santa Fe public schools to avoid any chance of embarrassing students whose parents may have fallen behind on meal payments. New Mexico in April became the first state to outlaw the shaming of children for any unpaid meals. Morgan Lee AP

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