School Meal Programs

School Meal Programs

Prior to the recalls, USDA had purchased both peanut products and beef for school meal programs and distributed them as a federally-provided commodity to states to serve in school meals or snacks. Schools also purchased recalled beef ...

Author: Kay E. Brown

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437923940

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Over the past few years, several food recalls, such as for beef and peanut products, have affected schools. It is especially important that recalls affecting schools be carried out efficiently and effectively because young children have a higher risk of complications from food-borne illnesses. This report determined how federal agencies: (1) notified states and schools about food recalls; (2) advised states and schools about disposal and reimbursement of recalled food; and (3) ensured that recalls were being carried out effectively. To do this, the author interviewed officials from 23 school districts that had experience with at least one of four recent cases involving the safety of food in the school lunch program. Includes recommendations. Illustrations.
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School Meal Programs

School Meal Programs

For example , in 1998 , 1,700 individuals were sickened by burritos served by school cafeterias in several states . The U.S. Department of Agriculture's ( USDA ) Food and Nutrition Service ( FNS ) administers the school meal programs at ...

Author: United States. General Accounting Office

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924089439370

Category: Food handling

Page: 63

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Categories: Food handling

School Meal Programs

School Meal Programs

A few SFA officials noted that their districts were already bearing the cost of the reduced-price fee for some students prior to implementing ERP programs because reduced- price-eligible students participating in school meals were often ...

Author: Kay Brown

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437919400

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In FY 2008, 31 million children participated in the Nat. School Lunch Program and 10 million children participated in the School Breakfast Program each school day. The majority of school meals are provided for free or at a reduced price to low-income students. Some states and school districts have chosen to implement programs that eliminate the reduced-price fee (known as ERP programs) and instead provide free meals to students eligible for the reduced fee. This report provides info. on: (1) what is known about the states and districts that have eliminated the reduced-price fee for school meals; (2) the experiences of states and districts that have ERP programs; and (3) the factors that may help or hinder the estab. or continuation of ERP programs.
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School Meal Programs

School Meal Programs

As part of its strategic goal to improve the nation's nutrition and health , the department has laid out plans to increase access to , and utilization of , these school meal programs . In fiscal year 2004 , the federal government spent ...

Author: David D. Bellis

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1422304140

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Page: 58

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Recent increases in child obesity have sparked concerns about competitive foods (CF) -- foods sold to students in school that are not part of federally reimbursable school meals. The nutritional value of these foods is unregulated, & students can purchase these foods in addition to or instead of school meals. This report provides info. from two nationally representative surveys about the prevalence of CF in schools, CF restrictions & groups involved in their sale, & the amounts & uses of revenue generated from the sale of CF. It also provides info. about strategies schools have used to limit the availability of less nutritious CF, based on visits to 6 school districts in Calif., Conn., Mississippi, Missouri, & South Carolina. Charts & tables.
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School Meal Programs

School Meal Programs

SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAM BACKGROUND The National School Lunch Act of 1946 and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 authorized the School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs , respectively . The programs provide federal assistance to help states ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112033988178

Category: National school lunch program

Page: 87

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School Meal Programs

School Meal Programs

While all school districts must follow certain food safety practices to participate in federally funded school meal programs, school districts we interviewed have also implemented a number of additional food safety practices.

Author: Lisa Shames

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437985436

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Through its commodity program, the U.S. Dept. of Agr. (USDA) provides commodity foods at no cost to schools taking part in the national school meals programs. Commodities include raw ground beef, cheese, poultry, and fresh produce. The commodity program has taken steps designed to reduce microbial contamination that can result in severe illness. This report reviews: (1) the extent to which the program's purchasing specifications related to microbial contamination differ from fed. regulations; (2) the extent to which specifications for raw ground beef differ from those imposed by some other large purchasers; and (3) examples of schools' practices to help ensure that food is not contaminated. Illustrations. This is a print on demand report.
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School meal programs few instances of foodborne outbreaks reported but opportunities exist to enhance outbreak data and food safety practices report to Congressional requesters

School meal programs  few instances of foodborne outbreaks reported  but opportunities exist to enhance outbreak data and food safety practices   report to Congressional requesters

For example, in 1998, 1,700 individuals were sickened by burritos served by school cafeterias in several states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the school meal programs at the ...

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428943124

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Beyond Federal School Meal Programs

Beyond Federal School Meal Programs

Reforming Nutrition for Kids in Schools : Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, ... Increase the promotion of school meals programs and reduce the administrative barriers that limit participation .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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ISBN: UOM:39015090414957

Category: Children

Page: 160

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Universal type School Meal Programs

Universal type School Meal Programs

LIST OF TABLES & FIGURES TABLE TITLE 1.1 1994 School Lunch and Breakfast Reimbursement Rates 2.1 National School Lunch Program Enrollment and Participation 2.2 National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program Costs 2.3 1993 School ...

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ISBN: WISC:89119950772

Category: National school lunch program

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Senate Resolution 303 requested the Secretary of Agriculture to study and report on the feasibility of a universal-type school lunch and breakfast program. This report examines five alternative administrative structures for a universal-type program that would reimburse all meals at a single rate, regardless of household income status. The report considered seven factors in evaluating alternatives: impact on student participation; fees and local revenues; administrative feasibility; paperwork reduction; and impact on integrity. The report's major findings are as follows: universal free options either increase federal costs or cut low-income participation; almost half the cost of a universal free system would go to reimburse meals that would be served under current law; the increase in total meals served under a universal system would be very modest compared to the additional federal cost; most of the additional federal cost goes to subsidize meals served to upper-income children; administrative savings are small relative to increased federal costs; limited implementation of universal-free or no-fee programs can increase low-income participation at more modest federal costs; using the tax system to offset the cost of a universal free program increases the complexity of the meal counting and claiming process; counting school meal benefits as income for tax purposes would recover less than one-fourth of the additional federal cost of a universal lunch program.
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