To enable Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to enter into grants and cooperative agreements with States and local governments, universities, hospitals and non-profit organizations to identify, develop and undertake projects to meet FNS program needs and the food, nutrition, and health of program eligible
The grantees and recipients would work cooperatively with FNS to:
- Support researcher-initiated projects that use a common approach to reporting findings to ensure transparency and facilitate a meta-analysis of all projects;
- Coordinate activities among researchers;
-Effectively use technology and digital media to achieve desired outcomes; and
- Advance communication and coordination to improve target behaviors.
The grants and cooperative agreements are to enable FNS to be more responsive to to program needs and the food, nutrition and health needs of FNS program participants.
Department of Agriculture
Established in 1862, the Department of Agriculture serves all Americans through anti-hunger efforts, stewardship of nearly 200 million acres of national forest and rangelands, and through product safety and conservation efforts. The USDA opens markets for American farmers and ranchers and provides food for needy people around the world.
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