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ERIC Number: ED473521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Pages: 82
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
State of the States: A Profile of Food and Nutrition Programs across the Nation.
Hess, Doug; Weill, Jim
Noting that problems of high rates of poverty, hunger, and food insecurity will persist unless steps are taken to reduce them, this report of the Food Research and Action Center details food and nutrition programs throughout the country. The report, designed for use by federal government, states, localities, advocates, religious organizations, schools, service providers, and non-profit organizations, presents data on the extent of hunger and on nutrition usage for the nation as a whole and for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The following federal programs are described: (1) Food Stamp Program; (2) National School Lunch Program; (3) National School Breakfast Program; (4) Summer Food Service Program; (5) Child and Adult Care Food Program; (6) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC); (7) the Emergency Food Assistance Program; and (8) the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Following the general descriptions, the bulk of the report contains the state profiles detailing participation in each of the above programs as well as information on demographics, poverty, unemployment, and financial benefits for needy families. Additional data tables include information on food stamp program participation from 1997 to 2002. (HTH)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.; Kraft General Foods Foundation, Glenview, IL.; Fannie Mae Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC.