ERIC Number: ED235916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Child Nutrition Programs: Description, History, Issues, and Options. Committee Print. Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Intended for use by the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry of the United States Senate, this publication (1) provides background information on the Department of Agriculture's child nutrition programs, (2) describes the legislative history of the programs and their specific components, and (3) outlines policy alternatives for consideration in the event that budget reductions in the programs occur. Programs covered include the national school lunch program; the school breakfast program; the child care food program; the summer food service program; the special milk program; the special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children; the commodity supplemental food program; the nutrition education and training program; and the state administrative expenses program. Tables indicate the anticipated level of savings resulting from the Reconciliation Acts of 1980 and 1981. Options for changes in two or more programs, as well as options for changes in individual programs, are specified. Concluding remarks briefly focus on general characteristics of the child nutrition programs that may attract future congressional attention but for which no specific legislative options have been included in this committee publication. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.