ERIC Number: ED251222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Hearings on a Bill to Make Permanent Certain Child Nutrition Programs. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on H.R. 7 (March 6, 7, and 13, 1984).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This report documents hearings concerning H.R. 7, amending the National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1963. This bill (the text of which is included) proposes to make permanent five child nutrition programs: the Women, Infants, and Children Feeding Program (WIC); the Commodity Distribution Program; the Summer Feeding Program; State Administrative Expenses; and the Nutrition Education and Training Program (NET). Representatives presented the views of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which preferred a 1-year reauthorization of the programs. Other prepared and live testimony concerned the following: the requirement that 3 percent of all applicants to the School Lunch Program have their income verified; means testing for parents whose children in family day care receive aid through the Child Care Food Program; and the effects of terminating USDA sponsorship of the programs. Budgeting concerns included restoration of funds for NET and food preparation equipment and increasing funds to reduce students' cost for the reduced-price school lunch and to reach increasing numbers of poor children eligible for WIC. Discussion with committee members concerned the possibility of a compromise 4-year reauthorization of the programs, the effects of a block grant for child nutrition, and the possibility of combining nutrition programs for children and the elderly. (CB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Block Grants, Budgeting, Camping, Children, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Day Care, Family Income, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Hearings, Lunch Programs, Nonprofit Organizations, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction, Older Adults
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.