January 05, 2015

SURVEY: What's your take on so-called 'cheese sandwich' or 'alternative meal' policies?

Source: NYSUT Program Services

student in cafeteriaWhen a child's school meal account is overdrawn or delinquent, many people are uncomfortable with their school or district response, called "cheese sandwich" policies, "alternate meal" policies and "unpaid balance" policies.

Learn more about the issue with this AFT fact sheet.

Then share your story! The AFT has an opportunity to make recommendations to the USDA!

Take 10 minutes to complete a survey about your school and experiences at

The deadline is January 9th, 2015. Reach out to Chelsea Rae Prax with additional stories, comments and questions about children's health at or 202.393.4288.

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