ERIC Number: ED454941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report.
Hess, Doug; Tingling-Clemmons, Michele
The federal government's key summer nutrition programs for low-income children are the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the SFSP is an entitlement program funding public and private non-profit organizations to serve nutritious meals to children when school is out. The NSLP, also administered by the USDA, is an entitlement program providing reimbursements to schools for meals all year. This status report, the Food Research and Action Center's eighth annual review of summer food efforts, looks at participation trends in both the SFSP and the NSLP. Data are provided on combined program participation by state in 1999, change in SFSP participation by state from 1998 to 1999, change from 1998 to 1999 in June SFSP participation in those states where participation peaks in June, and change in SFSP sponsors and sites from 1998 to 1999 by state. Also indicated are the projected differences in participation rates and federal reimbursements if states were to reach a ratio of 45 children in summer programs per 100 served during the school year. The report concludes by noting that only 22 percent of eligible children were served by both programs in 1999. (EV)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups, Lunch Programs, National Surveys, Nutrition, Participation, Program Descriptions, State Programs, Summer Programs, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.; A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.
Authoring Institution: Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC.