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School Meal Programs: Experiences of the States and Districts That Eliminated Reduced-price Fees
GAO-09-584: Published: Jul 17, 2009. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2009.
In fiscal year 2008, about 31 million children participated in the National School Lunch Program and more than 10 million children participated in the School Breakfast Program each school day. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) spent $11.7 billion on the school meal programs in that year. The majority of school meals are provided for free or at a reduced p...
Food Stamp Program: Options for Delivering Financial Incentives to Participants for Purchasing Targeted Foods
GAO-08-415: Published: Jul 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2008.
In fiscal year 2007, the Food Stamp Program provided about $30.4 billion in nutrition assistance benefits to 26.5 million individuals. Benefits are issued through Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, similar to debit cards, to purchase eligible foods at authorized retail stores. The diets of many low-income individuals, like the U.S. population overall, do not meet federal dietary guidelines....
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...
Food Assistance: Information on WIC Sole-Source Rebates and Infant Formula Prices
RCED-98-146: Published: May 11, 1998. Publicly Released: May 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on several issues related to Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) rebates for infant formula, focusing on: (1) how prices in the infant formula market changed for non-WIC purchasers and WIC agencies after the introduction of sole-source rebates; (2) how key characteristics of the infant formula market...
Food Assistance: Information on USDA's Research Activities
RCED-98-56R: Published: Jan 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified food assistance-related research projects conducted by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Economic Research Service (ERS) during the past 3 fiscal years.GAO noted that: (1) it obtained information on each research project that was ongoing during any portion of each of the past 3 fiscal years; (2) for each of these projects, GAO obtained...
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...