Nutrition (81 - 90 of 99 items)
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Issues for Planning
CED-79-36: Published: Jan 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1979.
Food, agriculture, and nutrition issues facing Congress and the nation are described in an effort to identify food system goals that represent the main elements of a national food policy. GAO prepared program plans centering on 35 different issues that set out strategies involving the growth of world population, increase in food demands, and efficient distribution of food production resources. A n...
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...
Future of the National Nutrition Intelligence System
CED-79-5: Published: Nov 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1978.
The United States does not have a unified or coordinated nutrition intelligence system, but both the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have programs which provide some of this information. With limitations, the existing programs provide: (1) periodic national population surveys to assess and monitor the dietary and nutritional status of the...
Joint Proposal for a Nutrition Surveillance System
CED-78-145: Published: Jun 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1978.
The Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) developed and submitted to Congress a joint proposal for a comprehensive Nutritional Status Monitoring System (NSMS) which recognized that there was no adequate national nutrition surveillance system and proposed to institute one. An effective surveillance system should: promptly identify nutritional needs; pinpoint, wi...
Need for a Comprehensive National Nutrition Surveillance System
CED-78-144: Published: Jun 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1978.
The Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) developed and submitted to Congress a joint proposal for a comprehensive Nutritional Status Monitoring System (NSMS) which recognized that there was no adequate national nutrition surveillance system and proposed to institute one. An effective surveillance system should: (1) promptly identify nutritional needs; (2) pinp...
Federal Domestic Food Assistance Programs: A Time for Assessment and Change
CED-78-113: Published: Jun 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1978.
Thirteen major federal domestic programs, costing several billion dollars annually, provide food or food-related assistance to needy Americans. The programs are administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA); the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW); and the Community Services Administration (CSA).These programs have helped many people obtain more adequate diets. However, the l...
Food: Reports, Legislation and Information Sources
CED-78-37: Published: May 1, 1978. Publicly Released: May 1, 1978.
This publication contains over 500 citations and abstracts of food-related documents. Topics covered include: domestic feeding programs, food and safety quality, nutrition, food production resources, farm marketing and distribution, price supports, food aid, trade policy, population control, and food policy. The appendices include: selected congressional committee prints, pertinent references from...
Food Stamp Work Requirements: Ineffective Paperwork or Effective Tool?
CED-78-60: Published: Apr 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1978.
Since 1971, able-bodied adults who receive food stamps and are not exempted by law have been required to register for and accept employment. These requirements were intended to affect the program in two ways: by finding recipients jobs so that they would no longer need assistance and by denying stamps to those who are able but unwilling to work.The food stamp program's work registration requiremen...
Food Update, Vol. 3, Issue 1
106214: Apr 1, 1978
This publication presents reports of upcoming conferences and meetings on food and nutrition. It gives the status of legislative action on food programs. It outlines: (1) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to relax the rules of its feedgrain set-aside program to help drought-stricken farmers who did not plant their normal corn acreage; (2) meat price escalation; (3) the possibility of...
Problems With the Emergency Food Stamp Program
105629: Mar 31, 1978
One of the harshest winters in recent history and other disaster situations resulted in the distribution of nearly $43 million of emergency food stamp benefits in fiscal year 1977. Program abuses were attributable largely to serious problems in program administration pointing out the need for better program guidance by the Food and Nutrition Service and better planning and control by State and loc...