Program evaluation (11 - 20 of 42 items)
Food Assistance: Performance Measures for Assessing Three WIC Services
GAO-01-339: Published: Feb 28, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2001.
GAO examined the performance measures that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) uses to assess the nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and health referral services provided to participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. GAO found that FNS has an outcome-based measure for one of the three nutrition services--breast...
Food Assistance: Financial Information on WIC Nutrition Services and Administrative Costs
RCED-00-66: Published: Mar 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various costs aspects of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on the: (1) federal and nonfederal sources and amounts of funding and in-kind contributions received by state-level and local WIC agencies and Indian tribal organizations for WIC nutrition services and administration;...
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: 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...
International Food Safety: Comparison of U.S. and Codex Pesticide Standards
PEMD-91-22: Published: Aug 22, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared current U.S. and Codex Alimentarius Commission pesticide standards to determine the potential implications of such differences for U.S. trade and food safety.GAO found that: (1) key areas where differences existed between the Codex and U.S. processes for establishing pesticide standards include the mix of pesticides included in each system, the use...
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:...
Characteristics of Successful Program Evaluations
138253: Jan 1, 1989
This article identifies the characteristics common to three evaluations of national food and nutrition programs that contributed to their significant impact on program and agency operations. The primary factors included the: (1) establishment of evaluation teams; (2) participation of evaluation team members throughout the evaluation process; and (3) implementation of developed dissemination plans...
Food Stamps: Reasons for Nonparticipation
PEMD-89-5BR: Published: Dec 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) determined the reported reasons why eligible households did not participate in the Food Stamp Program; and (2) compared nonparticipation reasons cited by families in 1979 with those cited in 1986.GAO found that, in 1979 and 1986, respectively: (1) 46.1 percent and 43.8 percent of eligible families participated in the program; (2) 53.8 percent and 50.7...
Milk Marketing Orders: Options for Change
RCED-88-9: Published: Mar 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1988.
GAO reviewed several aspects of federal milk-pricing policies to determine how: (1) the milk marketing order program affects the U.S. dairy surplus problem; (2) to change the program to reduce incentives for milk production; and (3) such changes would affect the surplus and the program's ability to meet dairy policy goals.GAO found that: (1) because dairy market conditions changed, the milk market...
Food and Drug Administration: Interstate Milk Shippers Program
HRD-86-54FS: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) actions, as part of the Interstate Milk Shippers Program, to identify and correct weaknesses related to milk pasteurization.GAO found that: (1) testing procedures appear to have kept pace with the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance revisions, but additional inspection guidance is needed for bulk milk haulers; (2)...