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School Meal Programs: Revenue and Expense Information from Selected States
GAO-03-569: Published: May 9, 2003. Publicly Released: May 9, 2003.
The National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs provide millions of children with low-cost or free nutritious meals each school day. In school year 1996-97, the Department of Agriculture instituted more stringent requirements for the nutritional content of school meals. GAO was asked to study the school food service revenues and expenses and how they have changed since the requirements went into...
Child Nutrition Programs: Reauthorization Issues
RCED-98-81R: Published: Feb 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1998.
GAO reviewed the findings and recommendations from several of its recent reports on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the school lunch programs.GAO noted that: (1) the WIC program provides lower-income pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 with nutritious supplemental foods, nutrition education, and referrals to health...
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...
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...
Food Assistance: USDA's Implementation of Legislated Commodity Distribution Reforms
RCED-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of legislated commodity distribution reforms at the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).GAO found that: (1) USDA had implemented 25 of 31 legislated reforms by May 1989; (2) USDA attributed delay...