ERIC Number: ED103515
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Nutrition and Special Groups. Part 1--Food Stamps.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.
The contents of this report by the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs--based on information gathered at the National Nutrition Policy hearings, from testimony before the Select Committee and the Senate Agriculture Committee and through staff investigation--are organized in nine chapters, as follows: (1) Food Stamp Basics (how the program works, who used food stamps, the income of food stamp participants, how many people are eligible for stamps); (2) Still Going Out of Business, a history of the Food Stamp program; (3) The Denial that Hunger Exists; (4) Hunger is Growing; (5) Breakdown, problems in user certification; (6) Outreach amputated (the elderly)& (7) Not at Your Service, an account of the uncooperativeness of banks and the postal service in distributing food stamps; (8) Hunger Institutionalized, a discussion of the inadequacy of the food stamp allotment to ensure minimum nutrition; and (9) The Price Barrier, asset limits for the elderly. Also included are a preface, a summary of findings and recommendations, and introduction entitled Hunger in 1975, a bibliography, and seven appendixes: Food Stamp Act, preliminary study by Gary Bickel and Maurice MacDonald, food stamp application, outreach expenditures, case histories, listing of issuance services, and economy diet plan. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Certification, Federal Programs, Food, Health Needs, Health Programs, Hunger, Nutrition, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Program Administration, Public Policy
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.