Food Program: DOD Should Formalize Its Food Ingredient Review Process and Better Track Food Facility Usage and Costs

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defense department The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Defense Logistics Agency or another DOD entity, such as the future Defense Food and Nutrition Board, coordinates with key stakeholders within DOD and other federal agencies, and consults with industry in developing the formal DOD process for reviewing food ingredients. (Recommendation 1)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Defense Logistics Agency or another DOD entity, such as the future Defense Food and Nutrition Board, finalizes its formal ingredient review process. that includes estimated timelines for process steps and identifies specific key stakeholders from other federal governments. agencies and industry. (Recommendation 2)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of the Army should ensure that food program officials track the extent to which service members entitled to a meal use their entitlement. (Recommendation 3)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of the Navy should ensure that food program officials track the extent to which service members entitled to a meal use their entitlement. (Recommendation 4)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the action taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of the Navy, through the Commandant of the Marine Corps, must ensure that food program officials track how well service members entitled to a meal are using their entitlement. (Recommendation 5)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of the Army should require food program managers to conduct evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of their installation-wide food programs, including satellite operations, in providing meals health benefits to members entitled to meals. (Recommendation 6)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of the Navy should establish a requirement for food program managers to conduct evaluations of the effectiveness and efficiency of their installation-wide food programs, including satellite operations and locations. catering of inappropriate funds, if required, by providing healthy meals to members entitled to a meal. (Recommendation 7)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of the Air Force should establish a requirement for food program managers to conduct assessments of the effectiveness and efficiency of their installation-wide food programs, including satellite operations and unappropriated fund catering locations, where applicable, providing healthy meals to service members with a right meal. (Recommendation 8)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of the Navy, through the Commandant of the Marine Corps, should establish a requirement for food program managers to conduct assessments of the effectiveness and efficiency of their food programs nationwide. installation, including satellite operations, by providing healthy meals to service members with a meal entitlement. (Recommendation 9)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), with the assistance of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition and Sustainment) and in coordination with the military services, establishes guidelines that identify and define specific categories of costs for use in developing common measures, such as cost per meal, to assess DOD food program costs. (Recommendation 10)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

defense department The Secretary of Defense should ensure that the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), in consultation with the military services, establishes clear and consistent definitions of key terms to be used in reporting budget and financial information relating to the subsistence of enlisted personnel. This information could be provided as part of the annual DOD military personnel budget justification documents. (Recommendation 11)

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Actions to meet the intent of the recommendation have not been taken or are being planned, or actions that partially meet the intent of the recommendation have been taken.

Once we have confirmed the actions taken by the agency in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

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