Food programs for children (31 - 39 of 39 items)
Efforts To Improve School Lunch Programs--Are They Paying Off?
CED-81-121: Published: Sep 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1981.
School food service programs across the Nation, especially in high schools, are having difficulty in effectively providing lunches to the Nation's children. Many programs are faced with increasing meal costs, declining student participation, plate waste, and unanswered questions about the nutrients in the meals. GAO reviewed seven school districts to determine if their innovative approaches were s...
Analysis of Department of Agriculture Report on Fraud and Abuse in Child Nutrition Programs
CED-81-81: Published: Mar 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1981.
GAO was asked to analyze a recent joint report issued by the Department of Agriculture's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and Food and Nutrition Service on fraud and abuse in child nutrition programs. Specifically, GAO reviewed the school lunch program. The purpose of the review was to verify some of the OIG findings and dollar projections since the Food and Nutrition Service disputed their v...
CED-80-97: Published: Jun 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1980.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO. A broad interrelationship exists between the food area and other areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and international affairs and this bibliography includes information on documents in these areas which have...
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...
Issues Raised concerning the Report, "The National School Lunch Program: Is It Working?"
PAD-78-43: Published: Nov 1, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1977.
The following concerns were expressed about a recent GAO report, "The National School Lunch Program--Is It Working?": the cost of evaluating the school lunch program's health impact, overemphasis on the lack of mandatory requirements for nutrition teaching, obesity resulting from the Type A diet, and the complications arising from an alternative meal standard. The Congress would be ill-advised to...
National School Lunch Program
094675: Sep 30, 1977
No summary is currently available...
Certain Food Aspects of the School Lunch Program in New York City
CED-77-89: Published: Jun 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1977.
Statistical sampling techniques were used to estimate the number of school lunches served in New York City that met or failed to meet type A requirements. Four types of lunches--cafeteria style, meal pack, basic (primarily soup and sandwiches), and bulk (prepared food frozen in bulk) were tested between January 10 and February 22, 1977.Between 40 percent and 45 percent of the cafeteria, meal pack,...
Review of the Operation of the 1977 Summer Food Service Program for Children
CED-7-303: Published: Jun 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1977.
Pursuant to a request of February 17, 1977, we are reviewing the operation of the 1977 Summer Food Service Program for Children. Based on the request, Senator Percy's supporting request of March 25, 1977, our previous work in this area, and consultations with Committee staff, we developed an overall work plan which was described to the Committee staff in a meeting on May 25, 1977. This letter desc...