ERIC Number: ED061362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
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Hunger and the Reform of Welfare: A Question of Nutritional Adequacy.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.
The purpose of this report is to review the history of the commitment to ensure nutritional adequacy for all American families during the last several years, and to study the relationship between proposed welfare reform measures and that commitment to nutritional adequacy. A specific proposal, H.R.1, eliminates food stamps, the Nation's primary antihunger program, as a form of a food assistance for families choosing to take part in the new welfare program. The Food Stamp Program is eliminated through the mechanism of a so-called "cash-out" provision in H.R.1. That is, the bonus food stamp benefits formerly provided in food coupons may now, if a State so chooses, be provided to families in cash at levels in effect in January 1971. Additionally, under H.R.1, participating families will remain eligible for the Federal Surplus Foods Program, if such a program exists in their area. The elimination of the Food Stamp Program in the form of a "cash-out" raises many questions regarding the national commitment, expressed by the President, the Congress, and the people at large, to end hunger and malnutrition among poor families in America. (Author/JM)
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.