Nutrition research (21 - 30 of 48 items)
Evaluations of WIC's Effectiveness
123639: Mar 15, 1984
GAO discussed evaluations of the effectiveness of the Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on the effects of the program on miscarriages, still-births, neonatal deaths, maternal nutrition, and high-risk mothers. GAO noted that there is insufficient evaluation information to make any general or conclusive judgments as to whether the WIC program is effective or...
Agricultural Research and Development and Extension Activities
119114: Jul 27, 1982
In testimony before a House subcommittee, GAO discussed the results of several major studies performed during the past 2 years relating to Department of Agriculture (USDA) research, development, and extension activities. These included: (1) long-range planning for agricultural research and development; (2) management of plant genetic resources, or germplasm; (3) activities of the Cooperative Exten...
What Can Be Done To Improve Nutrition Education Efforts in the Schools
CED-82-65: Published: May 25, 1982. Publicly Released: May 25, 1982.
GAO reviewed the importance of nutrition education in the schools as it relates to: (1) improving eating habits, (2) reducing food waste, and (3) aiding or reducing the need for other federally supported nutrition education activities. GAO also discussed the status of nutrition education in the schools and what the Federal Government can do to help improve it.GAO found that neither the Department...
GAO Comments on the Impact of the USDA Reorganization on Nutrition
CED-81-150: Published: Aug 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1981.
GAO was requested to comment on the June 1981 reorganization of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its impact on nutrition. USDA is in the process of implementing the reorganization and identifying, addressing, and resolving the management and policy problems that occur with reorganization. In addition, details of the USDA nutrition policies have not been fully formulated. As a result, the c...
Nutrition Research Peer Review at the National Institutes of Health
HRD-81-95: Published: Jun 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1981.
A study was conducted to determine whether the peer review system at the National Institutes of Health (NIH): (1) provided adequate peer review of applied research proposals and research proposals using innovative approaches; (2) used qualified individuals to review nutrition-related proposals; (3) funded nutrition-related grant proposals less frequently than other grant proposals; (4) funded rese...
A National Nutrition Surveillance and Monitoring System
088054: Jun 24, 1981
No summary is currently available...
CED-81-73: Published: Apr 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1981.
This bibliography includes information on documents directly or indirectly related to food, agriculture, and/or nutrition that have been released by GAO. 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 international affairs...
Comments on Food Advertising Proposals
CED-81-27: Published: Nov 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1980.
Hundreds of programs exist, and billions of dollars are being spent by both public and private parties, to promote and supply information on food. The Federal Trade Commission, along with other agencies, is attempting to coordinate these efforts.Primary Federal agencies interested in food and nutrition have cooperated and coordinated their activities. These efforts have aided in the beginning of a...
Areas Needing Improvement in the Adult Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
CED-80-138: Published: Sep 4, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1980.
GAO made a limited assessment of the Adult Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). In April 1980, GAO testified before the subcommittee on overall program operations and on program activities. EFNEP has the potential for improving and maintaining people's health through better diets and for saving money through knowledgeable food purchases. Ignorance about nutrition is not limited t...
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Inventory: A New Dictionary on Food
112493: Jun 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Spring 1980. GAO has developed a food, agriculture, and nutrition inventory at the request of a Senate subcommittee to gain a better grasp of the massive amounts of information which exist in this policy area. The inventory was designed to give a list of government agency programs and activites in the food, nutrition, and agriculture areas...