Nutrition (81 - 90 of 247 items)
Food Aid: Private Voluntary Organizations' Role In Distributing Food Aid
NSIAD-95-35: Published: Nov 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on food aid granted by the United States to private voluntary organizations (PVO) to support development activities in foreign countries, focusing on the: (1) role of PVO in distributing food aid; and (2) impact of direct feeding programs on enhancing the long-term food security of recipient countries, including how well projects are ta...
Farmers Home Administration: The Guaranteed Farm Loan Program Could Be Managed More Effectively
RCED-95-9: Published: Nov 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) guaranteed farm loan program, focusing on: (1) the extent of losses under the guaranteed loan program compared with those under the FmHA direct loan program; (2) the extent to which the guaranteed loan program has graduated FmHA direct loan borrowers to commercial credit; and (3) ways to make the guaranteed farm loan program more of a source fo...
Nutrition Monitoring: Progress in Developing A Coordinated Program
PEMD-94-23: Published: May 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) current monitoring activities and planning efforts for the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Program (NNMRRP); (2) major findings of previous nutrition monitoring surveys; (3) Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) nutrition monitoring activities; and (4) statistical issue...
FDA Regulation: Compliance by Dietary Supplement and Conventional Food Establishments
HEHS-94-134: Published: Jun 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional requirement, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) oversight of the dietary supplement industry.GAO found that: (1) FDA regulates dietary supplements on a case-by-case basis, generally responding to complaints or other information regarding health risks, and takes action only when it has a concern about a product's safety or labeling; (2) the frequency o...
Milk Contract Bid-Rigging
RCED-94-178R: Published: May 13, 1994. Publicly Released: May 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) actions to address the problem of bid-rigging on milk contracts for federal child nutrition programs. GAO noted that: (1) a USDA task force is conducting investigations to determine whether corporations or individuals indicted for bid-rigging should be debarred; (2) as long as USDA continues its current level...
RCED-94-208R: Published: May 12, 1994. Publicly Released: May 12, 1994.
GAO provided information on the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service's (ASCS) disaster assistance payments for crop years 1988 through 1993. GAO noted that: (1) between 1988 and 1993, ASCS allocated $9 billion in disaster assistance payments for 1,265 crops; (2) of the $9 billion in ASCS disaster assistance payments, income and price support payments totalled nearly $5 billion for 1...
Food Assistance: USDA's Multiprogram Approach
RCED-94-33: Published: Nov 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's food assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the strengths and weaknesses of the current multiprogram approach; and (2) alternative approaches for delivering food assistance.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1992, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and state agencies jointly operated 14 programs that...
Food Nutrition: Better Guidance Needed to Improve Reliability of USDA's Food Composition Data
RCED-94-30: Published: Oct 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Human Nutrition Information Service's (HNIS) compilation of food composition data, focusing on the: (1) criteria and procedures used to ensure the reliability of food composition data; and (2) coordination and exchange of food composition data with other countries and international groups that maintain similar databases.GAO found that: (1) some...
Elderly Americans: Nutrition Information Is Limited and Guidelines Are Lacking
T-PEMD-92-11: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1992.
GAO discussed poor and near-poor elderly persons, focusing on whether: (1) national nutrition surveys take into account the unique attributes and heterogeneity of the elderly population; and (2) the criteria and guidelines available are adequate to determine the nutritional status of the elderly. GAO noted that: (1) neither the Nationwide Food Consumption Survey (NFCS) nor the National Health and...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Overhauling the Farm Agencies' Field Structure
T-RCED-92-87: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1992.
GAO discussed its general management review of the Department of Agriculture (USDA), focusing on: (1) the need for USDA to better respond to the challenges of rapidly changing world markets; (2) streamlining the existing USDA field structure; and (3) USDA efforts to respond to GAO recommendations. GAO noted that: (1) increased responsibilities in nutrition, international trade, and environmental i...