Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program
GAO-13-548R, Apr 17, 2013
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) new rule on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program. GAO found (1) the interim rule implements section 28 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as added by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, to award grants to states for provision of nutrition education and obesity prevention programs. These programs will provide services for eligible individuals that promote healthy food choices consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. This interim rule informs state agencies of the requirements for awards under section 28 including the grant award process and describes the process for allocating the federal grant funds; and (2) FNS complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.