ERIC Number: ED313798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School Lunch Program: Buy American Procedures at Commodity Schools. Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Resources, Community, and Economic Development Div.
This report examines the Buy American provision of the Commodity Distribution Reform Act and the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children of 1978. The compliance of school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program, the number of waivers from the Buy American provision granted by the Secretary of Agriculture, and the circumstances necessitating the waivers are among the topics discussed. Findings indicate monitoring of compliance has been limited. Neither the Food and Nutrition Service nor the states visited monitor commodity school district purchases to ensure that the Buy American requirement is met. The report is divided into five appendices: (1) objectives, scope, and methodology; (2) federal efforts to implement and monitor the Buy American requirement; (3) state efforts to implement and monitor the Buy American requirement; (4) commodity school districts' efforts to implement and monitor the Buy American requirement; and (5) major contributors to this report. (SI)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Food Standards, Government Publications, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, School Activities, School Districts
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first 5 copies, free; additional copies, $2.00 each prepaid by cash or by check or money order made out to Superintendent of Documents).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Resources, Community, and Economic Development Div.