Nutrition research (11 - 20 of 48 items)
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...
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...
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...
Food Assistance: Nutritional Conditions and Program Alternatives in Puerto Rico
RCED-92-114: Published: Jul 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) in Puerto Rico, focusing on: (1) the nutritional needs of Puerto Rican citizens, including the elderly and children; and (2) potential alternatives for providing food and nutrition assistance.GAO found that: (1) information on nutritional conditions and needs in Puerto Rico is limited; (2) the...
Elderly Americans: Health, Housing, and Nutrition Gaps Between the Poor and Nonpoor
PEMD-92-29: Published: Jun 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1992.
Pursuant to congressional request, GAO provided information on poor and near-poor elderly persons, focusing on: (1) the size and characteristics of the poor and near-poor elderly population; and (2) the relationship between poverty and health care, nutrition, and housing.GAO found that: (1) the elderly poverty rate declined from 35 percent in 1959 to 12 percent in 1990; (2) certain elderly groups...
Food Assistance: The National WIC Evaluation--Reporting and Follow-Up Issues
RCED-90-3: Published: Dec 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) assessment of its Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on USDA: (1) management of the National WIC Evaluation, intended to estimate the program's impact on participants; and (2) plans for a follow-up study on WIC impact on children.GAO found that:...
Food Marketing: Frozen Pizza Cheese--Representative of Broader Food Labeling Issues
RCED-88-70: Published: Mar 31, 1988. Publicly Released: May 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) regulatory issues concerning the labelling of frozen pizzas whose toppings include a manufactured cheese analog; and (2) related concerns about food labelling issues.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Agriculture (USDA), unlike the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), does not require disclosure of cheese analog on frozen p...
RCED-85-82: Published: Apr 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1985.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO between January 1981 and December 1984. The documents included are representative of the broad interrelationship which exists between the food area and other issue areas of concern to GAO such as health, transportation, energy, defense, and intern...