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Summer Meals In New Mexico

Display of food

June 9, 2017 – Students in New Mexico who rely on breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria during the school year may not be guaranteed a full meal every day during the summer. According to New Mexico Department of Health, about 65 percent of children across the state are enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program. During the summer months, federal and state programs work with local partners to try to ensure that young people have access to meals.

Producer Sarah Gustavus leads a discussion this week about the impact of food insecurity and potential solutions for addressing hunger during the summer months.

Guests:
Alissa Barnes, Roadrunner Food Bank
Jill Dixon, The Food Depot
Patty Keane, UNM Prevention Research Center
Emiliano Perea, Children, Youth and Families Department

Resources:
New Mexico Summer Food Service Program

The Line: State Outlaws “Lunch Shaming” In New Mexico Schools

NMiF: The Line Panel

April 14, 2017 – A bill passed in this year’s legislative session is getting national, and international, attention. The Hunger-Free Students' Bill of Rights Act outlaws practices that single out students who have debt in the school cafeteria, like requiring students to help clean or serving them a cold sandwich instead of a hot meal.

Senator Michael Padilla (D-Bernalillo) sponsored the bill. He sat down earlier this week with producer Sarah Gustavus.

Host Gene Grant and the Line panelists look at what it means for New Mexico to be the first state in the nation to pass legislation to address this issue.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Andy Lyman, NM Political Report
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Dan McKay, reporter for the Albuquerque Journal