Monday, August 18, 2014

MSG to Develop Retailer Scoring System for SNAP

MSG is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to design a prospective retailer scoring system for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is intended to provide a nutrition safety net and alleviate food insecurity, along with increasing low-income Americans access to healthy foods. The program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), provides eligible low-income households a monthly benefit amount based on household size and net income to purchase foods from authorized retailers that can be prepared and eaten at home.


Under the current authorization process, retailers must meet several cri... read full article

Monday, August 11, 2014

MSG to Evaluate the Child and Adult Care Food Program

MSG is proud to announce that it has been selected conduct a feasibility study that develops a method for accurately estimating the rate of erroneous or improper payments to Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) family daycare homes (FDCHs) for meals claimed for reimbursement. CACFP provides aid to child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes. The purpose of this aid is to provide nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children, and the health and wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons.


MSG’s efforts will culminate in a method to measure inaccurate or incorrect payments ... read full article

Monday, August 04, 2014

MSG Awarded Contract to Evaluate National School Lunch Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Food Nutrition Service (FNS) has awarded Manhattan Strategy Group an 18-month contract to identify innovative approaches to measure erroneous payments in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) at the state-level.School meal programs, including NSLP and SBP, are intended to reduce child hunger and its harmful effects on child learning. Child hunger is a significant concern in the U.S. and a large number of children go to school hungry every day. In 2013, USDA estimated 19.5 percent of American households with children were food-insecure. Multiple studies have shown that student access to nutritious meals is a... read full article