" June 1, 2022 - The Nondiscrimination Statement required on all public-facing Program materials has recently been updated to account for a recent court decision determining that the prohibition of discrimination based on sex in Title IX and the Food and Nutrition Act includes gender identity and sexual orientation.
June 1, 2022 - On May 5, 2022, the Food and Nutrition Service’s (FNS), Civil Rights Division, issued a memorandum on Bostock v. Clayton County and its application to USDA FNS Programs. The memorandum informed FNS program recipients that the prohibition of discrimination based on sex in Title IX and the Food and Nutrition Act includes gender identity and sexual orientation. The changes impact the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS).
The revised USDA NDS includes updated language for all other FNS programs. TDA is in the process of updating its handbooks, forms, and resources to reflect the new NDS, which can be found here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/civil-rights/usda-nondiscrimination-statement-other-fns-programs
NOTE: Currently a Spanish translation is being developed by USDA.
Operators using their own materials that include the NDS must update those materials when current supply on hand is exhausted or by September 30, 2023. All new printing should use the updated NDS.