Program evaluation (31 - 40 of 52 items)
Effectiveness and Administration of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
088970: Apr 2, 1973
No summary is currently available...
Operation of USDA's Special Dairy Distribution Program in Nashville, TN
RCED-83-239: Published: Sep 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO described the results of its review of the operation of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) special dairy distribution program in Nashville, Tennessee.Subsequent to a newspaper report that large quantities of Government-owned dairy products were being stored in local warehouses, the Mayor of Nashville requested surplus butter and cheese for a monthly...
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...
Special Supplemental Food Program--Proposed Design of Medical Evaluation
089481: Mar 5, 1974
No summary is currently available...
Farmer-Owned Grain Reserve Program Needs Modification To Improve Effectiveness
CED-81-70: Published: Jun 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1981.
The farmer-owned grain reserve, authorized by the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, is to encourage producers to store wheat and feed grains when they are in abundant supply and extend the time for their orderly marketing.GAO and its consultants found that, during its first 2 to 3 years, the farmer-owned reserve (FOR) only partially met its objectives of increasing grain inventories in times of ab...
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...
Promoting Agricultural Exports to Latin America
ID-81-05: Published: Dec 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) uses relatively little of its resources to promote agricultural exports to Latin America. Additional promotion efforts could assist in tapping the potential of the market.GAO found that FAS has promoted exports to Latin America primarily through: (1) market development activities carried out by service organizations; (2) periodic F...
Alternatives To Reduce Dairy Surpluses
CED-80-88: Published: Jul 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1980.
Federal dairy policies and programs are designed to ensure an adequate milk supply, but the U.S. dairy industry has continually produced more milk than can be marketed commercially at established market prices. The surplus is purchased by the government in the form of dairy products such as cheese and butter. The dairy price support program uses parity price as the standard for determining the sup...
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...