Hearing on the Contract with America: Nutrition, the Local Perspective : Hearing Before the Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, Hearing Held in Washington, DC, February 1, 1995, Volume 4
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995 - Health & Fitness - 171 pages
This hearing transcript presents testimony on the effects of placing federal nutrition programs in state block grants as required by the Personal Responsibility Act, the welfare bill contained in the "Contract with America." Witnesses testified that federal food programs such as Women Infants and Children (WIC), the Senior Nutrition Program, and school lunch, breakfast, and milk programs, are effective; diminished federal support for nutrition programs will create an unfunded liability for states, localities, and private charities; there are problems in predictability and responsiveness of funding levels in a block grant approach to nutrition programs; changes in nutrition programs could result in greater efficiency; and there are problems in proposed capped entitlement approaches. Testimony was offered by: (1) representatives of school districts; (2) the president of a food research center; (3) a director of a hospital WIC program; (4) the executive director of a senior citizens council; (5) the director of a nutrition services program; and (6) representatives from Missouri, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas, Rhode Island, and California. (KDFB)
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Administration on Aging administrative costs appropriations block grant funds BOEHLJE CACFP capped entitlement centers Chairman GOODLING child meals programs Child Nutrition Act child nutrition programs Committee Congregate and Home-Delivered Congress Contract with America Director economic effective eligibility eliminate family child federal food assistance federal funding FERSH fiscal flexibility food assistance programs FOOD BANK food programs food stamp benefits food stamp program funding levels going governors grams home delivered meals Home-Delivered Nutrition Services hunger hungry HURT income increase infant formula Kansas kids legislation LUKEFAHR means testing Medicaid million nutrition education nutrition standards nutritious meals Older Americans Act participants percent Personal Responsibility Act poverty poverty line premature births problems proposal receive recession savings school board School Breakfast Program school districts School Lunch Program school nutrition programs Senior Nutrition Program served TEMPLE-WEST Texas Thank USDA WIC Program WIC's women