ERIC Number: ED118333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-1
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Children's Nutrition, 1972: Migrant Children's Food Program Failures. Joint Hearing before the Subcommittee on Migratory Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare and the Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, United States Senate, 92d Congress, 2d Session, May 1, 1972.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
The Subcommittee met to examine the attitudes and the administration's response to the hunger and the malnutrition of farmworker children. Some questions asked were: (1) What programs had been developed to meet the food and nutritional needs of farmworker families? (2) Were they properly administered? If not, why not? (3) Were there sufficient funds available? and (4) Was the Nation's commitment to the food and nutritional needs of children being met and if not, why not? On May 1, 1972, the Subcommittee heard testimony from a former food program specialist with the Department of Agriculture, Child Nutrition Division on the operations of child nutrition programs intended to benefit migrant farmworker children. Supplemental information presented during the hearing consisted of internal memorandums, letters, requests from States and reports. Among the topics covered were: (1) programs authorized to provide food assistance for migrant children; (2) food stamp program regulations and supplemental material; (3) family assistance and the migrant--an analysis of the 1970 Family Assistance Act to determine its effectiveness in serving the migrant population and to recommend legislative changes and regulation language; and (4) migrants and their problems with the Federal Food Assistance programs. (NQ)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
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