Food programs for children (21 - 30 of 36 items)
Food Inventories: Inventory Management of Federally Owned and Donated Surplus Foods
RCED-86-11: Published: Dec 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1985.
In response to several congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA), California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York inventory management systems to determine whether: (1) the systems ensured that USDA-owned products and special distribution program products provided to the states were properly controlled; and (2) USDA minimized transportation and storage costs.GAO fo...
General Accounting Office Reviews of Domestic Food Assistance Programs
123992: Apr 25, 1984
Testimony was given on GAO work relating to the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) domestic food assistance programs, including reports on: (1) overissued Food Stamp Program benefits; (2) wage matching, collections, and corrective action plans in the Food Stamp Program; (3) error-rate sanction systems for needs-based programs; (4) benefit targeting and related issues in the Special Supplemental Fo...
Monitoring of the Operation of the 1977 Summer Food Service Program for Children
CED-7-408: Published: Jun 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1984.
The Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs expressed support for Chairman McGovern's earlier request that GAO monitor the operation of the 1977 Summer Food Service Program for children. GAO started the work. GAO's previous work in the area, and consultations with Committee staff, GAO developed an overall work plan which was described to the Committee staff in a meeting on May 25, 197...
Observations on the National School Lunch Program's Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System
124037: Sep 7, 1983
GAO conducted a survey to obtain information on the operation of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System (AIMS), which it implemented under interim regulations which established four standards to improve the management of the National School Lunch Program and ensure correct claims for federal program reimbursement. These standards provide that: (1) app...
Observations on Selected Aspects of School Lunch Program Administration
115342: May 22, 1981
A limited survey was conducted at three Pennsylvania school districts to obtain background information on selected aspects of school lunch program procedures for obtaining Federal reimbursement for lunches served.All 13 elementary schools in one of the districts used monthly milk consumption records to determine the number of free lunches served during the month. Using such records could affect th...
Child Care Food Program: Better Management Will Yield Better Nutrition and Fiscal Integrity
CED-80-91: Published: Jun 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1980.
The Child Care Food Program was established to improve the nutritional levels of the diet of the Nation's children, primarily preschool children. Food and nutritional regional offices administer the program when State education agencies or other State agencies are unwilling or unable to do so. Public or private nonprofit organizations manage the program locally. Meals are provided by day care cent...
The Child Care Food Program
111912: Mar 26, 1980
The Child Care Food Program, one of several child nutrition programs funded and administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the nutritional intake of the Nation's children, provides commodities and financial assistance to food service programs serving children in day care centers, headstart centers, centers for the handicapped, and family day care homes. The program, which oper...
Reasons for Funding Selected Entitlements Programs by Other Than 1-Year Appropriations
PAD-78-46b: Published: Jul 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1978.
Three Department of Agriculture (USDA) accounts are funded by no-year appropriations: the Food Stamp Program, Child Nutrition Programs, and the Special Supplemental Food Program. The USDA position is that no-year appropriations for programs funded by these accounts are necessary to maintain program flexibility and that changing to 1-year accounts would not provide Congress with any additional cont...
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...