ERIC Number: ED455931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report.
This report describes the current status of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) (referred to in combination as the Summer Nutrition Programs), federal entitlement programs providing support for state and local efforts to offer millions of low-income children nutritious summer meals and snacks during supervised activities. Sidebars describe how each program operates. The majority of students who could qualify for these programs are not being served: an additional three million children could be served if all states performed as well as the leading states. States are reaching more children through use of the NSLP in summer school but are reaching fewer children through SFSP. Part of the reason for decreased SFSP participation includes cuts in reimbursements and the elimination of grants to assist sponsors in outreach. Recent national trends indicate that July is the peak month for the summer nutrition programs, with two-thirds of participants served through SFSP and the remainder through NSLP. From 1999 to 2000, there was a 3 percent decline in SFSP participation. The top 10 states for NSLP participation were District of Columbia, Nevada, California, Delaware, New Mexico, New York, Hawaii, South Carolina, Rhode Island, and Utah. The report concludes with eight data tables and one chart illustrating the status of summer nutrition programs. (KB)
Descriptors: Children, Federal Programs, Hunger, Low Income Groups, Nutrition, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; A.L. Mailman Family Foundation, Inc.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Charles H. Revson Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Open Society Inst., New York, NY.; New Prospect Foundation, Wilmette, IL.; Philip Morris Inc., New York, NY.; Public Welfare Foundation, Washington, DC.; Butler Family Fund, Washington, DC.; Deer Creek Foundation, St. Louis, MO.; General Mills Foundation, Wayzata, MN.; Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Dairy Council, Rosemont, IL.
Authoring Institution: Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC.