Wellness Wednesday: School Lunch Shaming, Loneliness, Marathon Training
New Mexico recently passed a bill that prohibits "lunch shaming" in public schools. Lunch shaming happens when a child can't pay a school lunch bill and is denied food. Across the country, children are often punished in some way for not being able to afford lunch. In Alabama, a child who could not afford lunch was stamped with the phrase "I Need Lunch Money." In some schools, kids are required to clean cafeteria tables or their food is simply thrown away if they are short on funds. Join us today as we discuss this and the latest in wellness news.
- Patricia Keane, president, New Mexico Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Jennifer Lange, president, School Nutrition Association of Ohio
- John Cacioppo, psychologist, University of Chicago
- Tom McGlynn, founder, RunCoach