TEXAS AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER SID MILLER WARNS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION ABOUT SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS (6/10/2022)
AUSTIN– Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is warning the Biden administration to avoid tying national school lunch programs to any political agenda that would impact food and nutrition for Texas children. Miller said he was “prepared to take appropriate action to prevent the politicization of Texas school child nutrition.”
Media reports say the Biden administration may withhold federal school lunch funds from school districts that do not comply with federal policy regarding gender identity, men’s use of girls’ restrooms and locker rooms biological and allowing biological men to participate in women’s sports and athletics.
“It is outrageous that the federal government is considering even such a ridiculous policy. Because Texas prohibits biological boys from competing in girls’ sports, school lunches would be cut? Miller said. “As the state official responsible for the proper nutrition and nutrition of children attending Texas schools, that’s where I draw the line. Biden needs to keep his political agenda away from our Texas school children. . »
“Such a policy could cut billions of dollars in funding for breakfast and lunch for Texas children, many of whom depend on their schools for much of their daily nutritional needs. These meal programs not only feed our children every day, but they also support our local economies and agricultural producers in Texas,” Miller said.
“I want to make sure that no child in Texas misses a school lunch because of a political agenda.” Miller said.