Nutrition (31 - 40 of 52 items)
Accounting Procedures Used by the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service for the Child Nutrition Programs
B-200555: Published: Jan 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO was requested to review certain changes in accounting procedures used by the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for the child nutrition programs. Specific questions were raised as to: (1) whether the shortfall in the child nutrition programs for fiscal year 1980 will be greater than the $243 million that was transferred to the Food Stamp Program, as permitted by the S...
Overview and Perspectives on the Food Stamp Program
RCED-85-109: Published: Apr 17, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1985.
GAO reviewed five major Food Stamp Program issues, including: (1) program accountability and integrity; (2) program simplification; (3) nutritional adequacy of the program; (4) the interrelationship of the program with other food assistance programs; and (5) program coverage and eligibility requirements.GAO found that program errors continued to sap program resources causing about $1 billion in ov...
Effectiveness and Administration of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
088970: Apr 2, 1973
No summary is currently available...
Special Supplemental Food Program--Proposed Design of Medical Evaluation
089481: Mar 5, 1974
No summary is currently available...
Small Percentage of Military Families Eligible for Food Stamps
FPCD-83-25: Published: Apr 19, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1983.
GAO determined whether the reportedly large percentage of military families eligible for food stamps actually met the benefits criteria, and it reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) program administrative practices.GAO found that only a small percentage of military families are eligible to receive food stamps and most of those families qualify only because their government-furnished hous...
USDA Needs Objective Criteria for Awarding Special Disaster Payments
RCED-83-54: Published: Nov 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to award special disaster payments estimated between $200 million and $250 million in 83 counties in the Southwest. The review focused on: (1) USDA criteria for designating counties to receive disaster payments, and (2) the equity of the USDA decision concerning counties other than those designated...
Millions Could Be Saved by Improving Integrity of the Food Stamp Program's Authorization-To-Participate System
CED-82-34: Published: Jan 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) use of the Authorization-to-Participate (ATP) system, the Food Stamp Program's principal benefit delivery method. The purpose of the review was to make a preliminary assessment of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) efforts to ensure the integrity of the system, which will deliver about $8 billion of the estimated $10.6 billion in food stamp b...
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...
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...
Overview of the Adult Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Its Operation in California
112127: Apr 21, 1980
Pursuant to a congressional request, information was provided on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the extent to which EFNEP has been coordinated with the Food Stamp Program and State and local programs. In preparing the study, GAO investigated the management of EFNEP on the national level and related progr...