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Observations on Selected Aspects of School Lunch Program Administration
115342: May 22, 1981
A limited survey was conducted at three Pennsylvania school districts to obtain background information on selected aspects of school lunch program procedures for obtaining Federal reimbursement for lunches served.All 13 elementary schools in one of the districts used monthly milk consumption records to determine the number of free lunches served during the month. Using such records could affect th...
Analysis of Department of Agriculture Report on Fraud and Abuse in Child Nutrition Programs
CED-81-81: Published: Mar 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1981.
GAO was asked to analyze a recent joint report issued by the Department of Agriculture's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Food and Nutrition Service on fraud and abuse in child nutrition programs. Specifically, GAO reviewed the school lunch program. The purpose of the review was to verify some of the OIG findings and dollar projections since the Food and Nutrition Service disputed their v...
The Child Care Food Program
111912: Mar 26, 1980
The Child Care Food Program, one of several child nutrition programs funded and administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the nutritional intake of the Nation's children, provides commodities and financial assistance to food service programs serving children in day care centers, headstart centers, centers for the handicapped, and family day care homes. The program, which oper...
Regulation of Retailers Authorized To Accept Food Stamps Should Be Strengthened
CED-78-183: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1978.
The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) authorizes and regulates retailers who participate in its food stamp program. Approximately 270,000 retailers are authorized to accept food stamps. In fiscal 1977, $8 billion worth of stamps were redeemed by 17 million participants.Criteria for authorization of retailers are unclear, and authorize such firms as pastry shops, gas sta...
No-Year Appropriations in the Department of Agriculture
PAD-78-74: Published: Sep 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1978.
During the past year, there has been an increased concern over the increases in unobligated balances in the government. An unobligated balance is that portion of budget authority that has not yet been obligated. The extent to which unobligated balances have been used for purposes other than those for which they were appropriated in the Department of Agriculture (USDA) was investigated.Unobligated...
Review of Emergency Food Stamp Program
093974: Mar 31, 1978
No summary is currently available...
The Summer Feeding Program: How to Feed the Children and Stop Program Abuses
CED-77-59: Published: Apr 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1977.
Various aspects of the summer food service program for children were reviewed in light of alleged abuses during program operations in major urban areas. Causes of abuses that had been detected by other groups, including the Departments of Agriculture and Justice, were investigated. The review was conducted at the Food and Nutrition Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at the regional offi...
The Impact of Federal Commodity Donations on the School Lunch Program
CED-77-32: Published: Jan 31, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1977.
The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) purchasing and distributing of commodities for the school lunch program was reviewed in five States (California, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania) and 15 school districts to: assess the responsiveness of the Federal commodity program to the needs of school districts; evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of school districts receiving cash in lieu...
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service: Program and Budget Improvement
PAD-76-37: Published: Dec 1, 1976. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1976.
The General Accounting Office has the responsibility for indentifying and specifying congessional information needs and for recommending improvements to meet those needs. Presented in this document are GAO's initial recommendations for improving budget, program and other information on the programs funded through:(Part 1) The Food Stamp Program: In this document are GAO's initial recommendations...