Nutrition (61 - 70 of 99 items)
Administration and Effectiveness of the Food Stamp Program
088956: May 16, 1972
No summary is currently available...
Implementation of Section 191 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982
RCED-83-190: Published: Jul 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of a section of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1982 which recommends that Federal agencies take steps to distribute surplus food to hungry people and that State and local governments enact donor liability laws to encourage private cooperative efforts to provide food for the hungry as quickly as possible.GAO found tha...
Federal Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Programs in the New England Region
RCED-83-36: Published: Dec 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a study to identify program efforts and funding levels of Federal food, agriculture, and nutrition programs in New England, analyzed program changes from fiscal years 1981 to 1982, and analyzed the impact of changes on the New England food system.The Federal food, agriculture, and nutrition programs available to New England during fiscal years...
Use of Scrip Versus Cash in Making Change for Food Stamp Purchases
CED-82-89: Published: May 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 25, 1982.
GAO reviewed information on the use of scrip or credit slips instead of cash as change in food stamp purchases.GAO found that the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended, provides that eligible households using food stamps to purchase food may receive cash as change, provided it does not equal or exceed the value of the lowest coupon denomination issued. Surveys were conducted to obtain information on...
Food Stamp Program Application Processing Time
CED-82-87: Published: May 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to provide any readily available information on how long States take to process nonexpedited service or regular cases in the Food Stamp Program and whether processing time for these cases would be shortened if expedited service were eliminated.State officials provided GAO with estimates of the average number of days it took to process an application or the number of days in which mos...
Expedited Service in the Food Stamp Program
CED-82-59: Published: Mar 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1982.
GAO was asked to examine the use of expedited service in the Food Stamp Program, including: (1) the extent to which expedited service is used; (2) the extent of the service's susceptibility to abuse; (3) the impact that the service has on administrative case workloads; and (4) suggestions for improving or eliminating the service.The expedited service provision requires processing of new food stamp...
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Issues for Planning
CED-82-27: Published: Feb 4, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1982.
Public concerns about food generally focus on two immediate issues: cost and quality/safety. The food system is complex, encompassing agricultural support service industries that provide products such as energy, machinery, and chemical; the farm sector; the fishing industry; food processors such as slaughterhouses and canners; and the warehousing, distribution, and transportation systems. Previous...
Millions Could Be Saved by Improving Integrity of the Food Stamp Program's Authorization-To-Participate System
CED-82-34: Published: Jan 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) use of the Authorization-to-Participate (ATP) system, the Food Stamp Program's principal benefit delivery method. The purpose of the review was to make a preliminary assessment of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) efforts to ensure the integrity of the system, which will deliver about $8 billion of the estimated $10.6 billion in food stamp b...
A National Nutrition Surveillance and Monitoring System
088054: Jun 24, 1981
No summary is currently available...
Information on Strikers' Participation in the Food Stamp Program
CED-81-85: Published: Mar 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1981.
GAO was asked to gather available data on participation in the Food Stamp Program by households with members involved in labor-management disputes. Specifically, the data were to include information on the number of participating households containing a striker, the value of food stamp benefits provided to such households, and fluctuations in strikers' participation.GAO found that, in the 50 State...