ERIC Number: ED082294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-29
Reference Count: 0
Progress and Problems in Achieving Objectives of School Lunch Program. Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture. Report to the Congress.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
A review of the administration of the school lunch program was instigated to determine whether the program objectives -- making nutritious lunches available to all school children and providing them free or at reduced prices to needy children -- were being achieved effectively. The review included visits to 46 schools in 13 districts in California, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, and Texas. The principal obstacles found in reaching all needy school children are schools' adoption of practices in administering the free- and reduced-price lunch policy that do not comply with Food and Nutrition Service regulations; needy families' refusal to have their children accept the school lunches free or at reduced prices; and the inadequate coverage by FNS regional office and State agency reviewers of the schools' implementation of, and success in complying with, free- and reduced-price lunch policies. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Parent School Relationship, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, School Policy, Student Participation, Unit Costs
U.S. General Accounting Office, Room 6417, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20548 ($1.00, check or money order only)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC.; Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.