Nutrition (71 - 80 of 247 items)
Food and Agriculture Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-96-17(1): Published: Jan 2, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1996.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Food and Agriculture issue area as of January 2, 1996...
Fruit Juice Adulteration: Detection Is Difficult, and Enhanced Efforts Would Be Costly
RCED-96-18: Published: Nov 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the sale of adulterated fruit juice to school meal programs, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of the problem; (2) whether federal inspection and testing methods can detect juice adulteration; (3) recent federal enforcement actions taken against juice adulterators; and (4) options for enhancing the detection of adulterated juice.GAO found th...
Nutrition Monitoring: Establishing a Model Program
PEMD-95-19: Published: Jul 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined a model nutrition monitoring system and potential approaches to incorporating it into the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related Research Program (NNMRRP).GAO found that: (1) a model nutrition program would have a coordinated set of activities, provide data continuously, generate reliable subpopulation and small geographic area, and support stat...
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...
Options Pilot Program
RCED-95-199R: Published: Jun 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Options Pilot Program (OPP), focusing on: (1) the status of OPP implementation; and (2) views on OPP performance. GAO noted that: (1) USDA implemented OPP in 1993, subsidizing options purchases by 956 farmers in nine counties in three states; (2) USDA expanded OPP in 1994 to cover four more coun...
Food Assistance: Alternatives for Delivering Benefits
T-RCED-95-202: Published: May 23, 1995. Publicly Released: May 23, 1995.
GAO discussed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) food assistance programs, focusing on: (1) alternative delivery systems for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) potential alternatives to streamline program operations and reduce costs in other food assistance programs. GAO noted that: (1) the alternatives to the current coupon-based system for delivering Food Stamp Program benefits are cash-ou...
Food Assistance Programs
RCED-95-115R: Published: Feb 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) domestic food and nutrition assistance programs, focusing on those programs that target benefits to women, children, infants, the elderly, and the needy. GAO noted that: (1) USDA food assistance programs constitute about 60 percent of the USDA budget and the Food Stamp Program accounts for more than one-half o...
Farm Bill Issues
RCED-95-93R: Published: Feb 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized the major issues that the food and agriculture sector would like to see incorporated into the 1995 farm bill. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed changes to the farm bill involved environment and conservation, commodity programs, agricultural trade, and research and education; (2) many survey respondents believed that the Conservation Reserve Progra...
Nutrition Labeling: FDA and USDA Need a Coordinated Assessment of Food Label Accuracy
RCED-95-19: Published: Dec 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) and Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) new nutrition labeling regulations, focusing on: (1) the effect of the new regulations on the food industry's development and reporting of nutrient values; (2) the enforcement efforts FDA and FSIS have taken to help ensure the accuracy of food nu...
Fluid Milk Check-Off Program
RCED-95-60R: Published: Dec 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Fluid Milk Processor Education and Promotion Program, focusing on: (1) the program's impact on fluid milk sales; (2) recommendations for the program's future funding and assessment levels; (3) planned program activities and use of program funds; (4) national and state programs to promote fluid milk consumption; and (5) whether milk processors...