Biden Forces Low-Income Children in School Lunch Programs to Adhere to Controversial LGBTQ Agenda

Biden's new mandate ties Public School Lunch funding to implementation of transgender policies that will hurt low-income & minority students

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — "This adds to the breakdown of the family – which is in part, if not primarily, why we see young men shooting up schools, the majority of them without fathers," said Marc Little, a California-based lawyer and pastor who started a charter school in Los Angeles that serves mainly Black and Hispanic students.
"Zoom out the lens here – this administration believes children belong to them, not to their parents. They want to ensure the next generation is confused about its gender.
"This is child abuse, and social engineering that school districts and parents have to stand up to.

"The harm will beset children of color in particular.

"If parents want to discuss sexual orientation and identity with their kids, that's the parents' choice," Little said.

"Holding school lunch money for Low-Income & Underprivileged children hostage to advance a woke gender orthodoxy shows precisely the lengths to which the Biden White House will go to ensure his pet policies on 'gender identity' are rammed into American lunchrooms, classrooms, bathrooms, dorm rooms, and sports teams," said Sarah Parshall Perry of the Heritage Foundation.

A Senior Legal Fellow for one of the nation's leading policy analysis groups, Perry was referring to the U.S, Food & Nutrition Service's announcement last month that it will extend the federal government's interpretation of prohibitions on sex-based discrimination "to include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity."

On Thursday, May 5th, Biden's U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food & Nutrition Service (FNS) announced that – under the leadership of the Biden-Harris Administration – "the USDA and FNS are issuing this interpretation to help ensure its programs are open, accessible and help promote food and nutrition security, regardless of demographics. This action is in line with President Biden’s Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation."
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 forbids sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives Federal Funding.

Because the USDA provides Federally Subsidized School Lunches to the nation's most needy students nationwide, schools will now be required to comply with the Biden White House's LGBTQ policies in order to maintain the federal funding of their Subsidized School Lunch Programs.

Schools that are dependent on the Food & Nutrition Service's funds will also now be required to "investigate allegations of discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation," the agency said in its announcement.

"Those organizations must also update their non-discrimination policies and signage to include prohibitions against discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation," announcement said.

The USDA manages the National School Lunch Program, which fed about 30 million students a day before the COVID-19 pandemic upended school schedules. Under the program, low-income children are eligible to receive reduced-price or free meals at school.
The Biden White House's new interpretation of Title IX means that schools can now lose funding for such programs if they don't implement transgender-inclusive policies, which often include rules allowing transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of their preferred gender.

Nutrition and education researchers have long documented that federal meal programs can improve the health and classroom performance of students. But according to some experts, the administration's new mandate prioritizes ideology and politics over trying to improve school meal programs for those in need.
"Instead of focusing taxpayer resources to serve children in need, the Biden White House is coercing schools to adopt dangerous policies such as allowing biological males to use girls' bathrooms and locker rooms – in order for schools to participate in federal meal programs," said Jonathan Butcher, an education expert at the Heritage Foundation.

"This is a rejection of the original purpose of these meals
to serve children from low-income families who may not otherwise have food to eat.

"Its an effort to force educators to adopt a far-left ideology that conflicts with some of the most fundamental truths in science regarding the differences between males and females," Butcher said.

The announcement by Biden's USDA builds on an Executive Order he signed on his 1st Day in office which declared that laws prohibiting sex-based discrimination "prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation."

The order permits trans-gender identifying male students to play organized sports with females – and to the horror of millions of parents across America, to use female bathrooms in Middle and High Schools.

While some states are already preparing to take legal action against the Biden White House, the issue – according to many legal scholars – is much bigger than just school lunches and transgender policies.
"This is child abuse, and social engineering that school districts and parents have to stand up to," said Little (right,) the California-based lawyer and pastor who started a charter school in Los Angeles tp serves mainly Black and Hispanic students.

"The harm will beset children of color in particular," he predicted.

But the Biden administration's controversial new program will "go against the inherent right of parents to govern the culture that their children should be exposed to," Little said.

Little and other education experts fear school districts will be forced to "bow" to the mandate, and that while school children will not go without free or reduced-price lunches, they will be exposed to a range of sexual and otherwise provocative content that have long-term consequences on young and impressionable minds.
"Parents send their kids to school for reading, writing, arithmetic – and they send them under the notion that they are safe," said Little.

"What we're discovering is, that while they may be physically safe, they're not emotionally, spiritually, or psychologically safe with these policies being implemented."