Program evaluation (31 - 40 of 49 items)
Operation of USDA's Special Dairy Distribution Program in Nashville, TN
RCED-83-239: Published: Sep 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO described the results of its review of the operation of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) special dairy distribution program in Nashville, Tennessee.Subsequent to a newspaper report that large quantities of Government-owned dairy products were being stored in local warehouses, the Mayor of Nashville requested surplus butter and cheese for a monthly...
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...
Summary of GAO Reports Issued Since 1977 Pertaining to Farm Bill Legislation
CED-81-43: Published: Jan 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1981.
A compilation is presented of reports issued since 1977 on topics which are addressed by the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977 and related subjects. The summary was prepared to assist the members of the agriculture committees in their deliberations on renewal, modification, and extension of the Farm Bill...
The Child Care Food Program
111912: Mar 26, 1980
The Child Care Food Program, one of several child nutrition programs funded and administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the nutritional intake of the Nation's children, provides commodities and financial assistance to food service programs serving children in day care centers, headstart centers, centers for the handicapped, and family day care homes. The program, which oper...
World Hunger and Malnutrition Continue: Slow Progress in Carrying Out World Food Conference Objectives
ID-80-12: Published: Jan 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1980.
The World Food Council was created as the coordinator and implementor of resolutions passed at the 1974 World Food Conference in Rome. The Council is responsible for publicizing the needs, encouraging actions, seeking support, and coordinating the participation of nations and international organizations regarding world food problems. The billion-dollar International Fund for Agricultural Developme...
Food: Food Related Reports Issued From January 1977 Through December 1979
111789: Jan 1, 1980
Summaries are presented of GAO reports directly and indirectly related to food which were issued between January 1977 and December 1979. The subjects of the reports include, but are not limited to, agricultural programs, food aid programs, agricultural assistance, food inspection, agricultural trade, natural resource conservation and development, water supply management, fisheries management, prog...
Proposed Amendments to the Food Stamp Act 1977
110604: Oct 17, 1979
Under the food stamp program, overissuances have been caused by recipient and administrative errors as well as by fraud. H.R. 4318 and public law 96-58 contain several measures to tighten food stamp program integrity which, if properly implemented, could result in substantial savings. The bill would hold States liable for erroneous benefit issuances in excess of target rates. However, penalties co...
The Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)--How Can It Work Better?
CED-79-55: Published: Feb 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1979.
A follow-on review of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) was conducted.Several WIC programs did not provide needed health services as requested by Congress. Many of the programs were affected by the following: (1) required professional assessments of applicants' nutritional status were not being made in some locations; (2...
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...
Reasons for Funding Selected Entitlements Programs by Other Than 1-Year Appropriations
PAD-78-46b: Published: Jul 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1978.
Three Department of Agriculture (USDA) accounts are funded by no-year appropriations: the Food Stamp Program, Child Nutrition Programs, and the Special Supplemental Food Program. The USDA position is that no-year appropriations for programs funded by these accounts are necessary to maintain program flexibility and that changing to 1-year accounts would not provide Congress with any additional cont...