Biden admin dumps millions into studying ‘equity’ in school lunch programs

(YOUR NEWS) – President Joe Biden’s Department of Agriculture (USDA) will dish out up to $2 million to an academic or research institution to probe whether government food programs for needy children are sufficiently “equitable,” according to a grant listing reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“FNS [Food and Nutrition Service] is committed to ensuring equitable access to all CN programs by identifying and addressing barriers to participation and service delivery in these programs,” the grant listing states, explaining “equity” is “the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment” of minorities, LGBTQ-identifying people, people with disabilities, people living in rural areas and those facing “inequality” and poverty.

USDA’s grant was listed on July 8 and is in connection to the agency’s Child Nutrition (CN) initiative, which delivers free and low cost meals to kids through the National School Lunch Program and other programs. Kids who participate in federal food stamps programs or are homeless, in foster care, or have a household income below a certain threshold — among other factors — may qualify for CN programs.