ERIC Number: ED231893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Resolution Urging Continuation of Federal Involvement in Child Nutrition Programs. Hearings on H. Con. Res. 384 Before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session (September 21, 22, 1982).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This report presents the transcript of Congressional committee hearings on a resolution urging continuation of Federal support for child nutrition programs, in view of proposals by the Reagan administration to turn responsibility for such programs over to the States. The report includes texts of statements, letters, and supplemental materials presented by representatives of concerned public and private groups, such as school personnel, food producers, health and medical associations, food agencies, religious organizations, and policymakers. Verbatim records of interpellations and questions posed by committee members are also provided. Among the arguments forwarded in favor of continued Federal involvement in child nutrition programs are: (1) that nutrition programs are a Federal rather than a State concern; (2) that child nutrition and feeding programs at the Federal level have demonstrated success in reducing hunger, malnutrition, and poor health; (3) that some States are not in a position to maintain the quality and standards of Federal programs; and (4) that agricultural commodity distribution, upon which school lunch programs depend, is itself dependent on Federal support. Other issues considered include the Federal government's concern with protecting expenditures by ensuring that aid goes only to the eligible, and the impact of budget cuts on nutrition programs in some States and school districts. (MJL)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers: Child Nutrition Programs; Congress 97th; New Federalism; School Lunch Program
Note: Document contains small print which may be marginally legible.