ERIC Number: ED348168
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-3
Reference Count: N/A
Oversight on the School Lunch Program. Hearing on the Implementation of the National School Lunch Program before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
This hearing on the status of the national School Lunch Program opens with statements from Senator Patrick Leahy, the committee chairman, and three other senators. Testimony or prepared statements were received from the chef of the Barre Town (Vermont) Elementary School, representatives of the American School Food Service Association; the head of the child nutrition programs in Vermont; the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees; and the director of a child nutrition and food distribution service in North Dakota. Topics addressed included: (1) funding and other problems of the School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program; (2) regulation of these programs by the Department of Agriculture; (3) nutritional needs of children; (4) nutritional guidelines for children's diets; and (5) the effect of students' hunger on their learning ability. In her prepared statement, Sue Grieg, the representative of the American School Food Service Association from Manhattan, Kansas, included a profile of the National School Lunch Program and lists of schools that ended their participation in the program between 1989 and 1991. (BC)
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Child Health, Childhood Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Food, Food Service, Hearings, Lunch Programs, Nutrition
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 0-16-038821-X, $2).
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.