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Food Assistance: Reducing Food Stamp Benefit Overpayments and Trafficking
T-RCED-98-37: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
GAO discussed fraud, waste, and abuse in the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of the problem; (2) the roles and responsibilities of the major federal agencies involved in minimizing it; and (3) the potential of electronic benefits transfer (EBT), a system of benefit delivery that replaces the traditional food stamp coupons with a debit card, to reduce it.GAO noted that: (...
Food Assistance: Working Women's Access to WIC Benefits
RCED-98-19: Published: Oct 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program benefits are accessible to eligible working women, focusing on: (1) the actions taken by local WIC agencies to increase access to WIC benefits for working women; (2) asking the local WIC agency directors' opinions on the accessib...
WIC: States Had a Variety of Reasons for Not Spending Program Funds
RCED-97-166: Published: Jun 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' unspent funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) in fiscal year (FY) 1995, focusing on: (1) the reasons that states had unspent recoverable WIC funds; and (2) whether unspent recoverable funds indicated that states had more WIC funds available than necessary to meet their needs.GAO noted...
Food Stamp Program: Characteristics of Households Affected by Limit on the Shelter Deduction
RCED-97-118: Published: May 14, 1997. Publicly Released: May 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the legislative changes to the Food Stamp Program mandated by the 1996 welfare reform act; focusing on, for fiscal year (FY) 1995, the: (1) characteristics of households whose food stamp benefits were limited because of the cap on their deduction for excess shelter expenses; and (2) extent to which food stamp benefits would have been higher for the...
USDA Food and Consumer Service: Child and Adult Care Food Program-Improved Targeting of Day Care Home Reimbursements
OGC-97-15: Published: Jan 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Consumer Service's new rule on day care home reimbursements. GAO found that: (1) the rule would establish a two-tiered reimbursement system for day care homes participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program; (2) under the two-tier structure, the level of reimbursement for day care homes will be...
Federally Donated Meat and Poultry: Information on Extent and Impact of States' Restrictions on Processors
RCED-96-220: Published: Aug 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the incidence and effect of states restricting commercial processors from combining federally donated meat or poultry from multiple sources for processing, focusing on the: (1) reasons for and extent of states' and school districts' batching restrictions; (2) impact that batching restrictions have on commercial processors, schools, and the federa...
School Lunch Program: Cafeteria Managers' Views on Food Wasted by Students
RCED-96-191: Published: Jul 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on food waste from school lunches provided to school children under the National School Lunch Program.GAO found that: (1) school cafeteria managers had varying perceptions about the degree to which food waste was a problem; (2) elementary school cafeteria managers were more likely to perceive food waste as a more serious problem; (3) th...
Fruit Juice Adulteration: Detection Is Difficult, and Enhanced Efforts Would Be Costly
RCED-96-18: Published: Nov 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the sale of adulterated fruit juice to school meal programs, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of the problem; (2) whether federal inspection and testing methods can detect juice adulteration; (3) recent federal enforcement actions taken against juice adulterators; and (4) options for enhancing the detection of adulterated juice.GAO found th...
Nutrition Monitoring: Data Serve Many Purposes, But Users Recommend Improvements
PEMD-95-15: Published: Jun 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Program (NNMRRP), focusing on the: (1) users and major uses of nutrition monitoring data; (2) users' satisfaction with selected nutrition monitoring activities; and (3) changes that users identified to increase their use of or confidence in nutrition monitoring data.GAO found that: (1) the 440...
Food Assistance: Reducing Benefit Overpayments in the Food Stamp Program
T-RCED-95-94: Published: Feb 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1995.
GAO discussed benefit overpayments in the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Stamp Program. GAO noted that: (1) although the Food Stamp Program is under the Food and Consumer Service's (FCS) jurisdiction, states are responsible for carrying out the actual day-to-day administration and operation of the Food Stamp Program; (2) FCS uses the Food Stamp Program Quality Control System to help monit...