Definition of Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

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Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

The term 'Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) ' as it applies to the area of agriculture can be defined as ' The USDA agency whose goals are to provide needy people with access to a more nutritious diet, to improve the eating habits of the nationís children, and to stabilize farm prices through the distribution of surplus foods. It administers 15 domestic food assistance programs (including the food stamp program, child nutrition programs (e.g., school feeding programs), and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)). FNS works in partnership with the states and reimburses most of the administrative costs the states incur for carrying out local program administration'.

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