2M Research Services, LLC Awarded $3 Million U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Special Nutrition Operations Study II Contract

Contract # AG-3198-C-15-0008

For immediate release

June 8, 2015

2M Research Services, LLC (2M) has been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food (USDA) and Nutrition Service Division (FNS) as the awardee of a 4-year, $3 million contract to conduct surveys of a nationally representative sample of school food authorities for FNS’ policy prerogatives.  2M will conduct the study to consolidate information needed to address current policy issues related to the school-based Child Nutrition Programs.  The study is designed to collect data from nationally representative samples of public school food authorities and all Child Nutrition State Agencies.

The study will provide general descriptive information on the characteristics of the school-based child nutrition programs necessary for the preparation of program budgets, data on various aspects of the program administration to inform program policy and regulations, and also data to identify areas in need of technical assistance and training. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in almost 100,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. FNS administers the program at the Federal level.

About 2M Research Services, LLC

Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, with additional offices in Atlanta and Washington, DC, 2M Research Services, LLC is one of the fastest growing private small business professional services firms in the country. We provide our clients in Federal government agencies, foundations, and the health care industry with high-impact consulting expertise on complex survey research, data analytics, and program evaluation projects. 2M’s staff include subject matter experts in population health, disease surveillance, social policy, applied econometrics, survey research, health economics, clinical research, observational research, biostatistics, spatial statistics (GIS), pharmacoeconomics, education policy, housing policy, program support, and program evaluations. For more information on 2M or the services we provide, please visit us at www.2mresearch.com or call at 855.328.1611.

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