Biden and Fried Approve Tampa Christian School’s Lunch Money Application After Lawsuit

The Biden administration and Florida Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried approved the lunch money application for Grant Park Christian Academy in Tampa just days after the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Christian school.

The school was being denied children’s lunch funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program, which Fried administers. The program benefitted 56 low-income children at the Christian school by providing them with free meals.

Read More

Rep. Diana Harshbarger Introduces Legislation to Block Biden’s USDA from Stripping Funding from Certain Schools’ Lunch Programs

Representatives Diana Harshbarger (R-TN-01) and Glenn Grothman (R-WI-06) introduced legislation to block President Joe Biden’s Department of Agriculture (USDA) from threatening to strip funding from the National School Lunch Program.

According to the lawmakers, the Biden Administration is attempting to force school districts to allow students to use whichever bathroom or play various sports they prefer, not based on biological sex.

Read More

Eligible Children to Receive Pandemic EBT Benefits Beginning March 4th

Children shop with a parent in a grocery story on Jan. 24, 2013. Many U.S. children eat more servings of fruits than vegetables, but most eat less of each than they should. Photo by USDA Food Nutrition Service.

Beginning March 4th, eligible children who did not receive assistance through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program for the 2020-2021 school year will receive a retroactive benefit payment, according to a press release by the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS). This single retroactive payment will be sent to children who experienced a change in P-EBT eligibility status during the 2020-2021 school year, or were not accounted for initially.

Read More

National School Lunch Program in Tennessee Has A Few Bugs to Work Out…Literally

Parents with children in the Monroe County School System are reportedly revolting against the government-funded National School Lunch Program after their kids found what were either maggots or mites in their cafeteria food. Last month, according to Reason.com, seventh-graders at Madisonville Public School found what they initially thought were maggots…

Read More

Commentary: States and School Districts Need More Flexibility for Child Nutrition

School Lunch

It is essential that federal control over public education be limited. Our policies should empower states and local school districts to have the ability to make menu planning, food procurement, and contract decisions for their meal programs.

Read More