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School Nutrition STAR Webinar Series

This series will feature school districts that have implemented creative strategies and best practices for common school nutrition topics as well as allied organizations which develop and offer free resources to support school nutrition programs.

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The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), part of the School of Applied Sciences at The University of Mississippi, is the only federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs. The Institute was established by Congress in the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989.

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  • The Mix Up Podcast

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 15- Ryan Yarnell

January 21st, 2022|

Chef Patrick is back on the mic, and this time he is joined by Chef Ryan Yarnell, Nutrition Services Chef with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). Listen in as they discuss how MNPS has continued to serve students despite staffing shortages, supply-chain issues, and more.

Travel Scholarships Available for 2022 Sessions of Introduction to School Nutrition Leadership

January 4th, 2022|

Attention Child Nutrition Directors with five years or less experience!

Travel Scholarships are available for 2022 sessions of Introduction to School Nutrition Leadership that will be held at the Institute of Child Nutrition in Oxford, Mississippi in March and June.

Apply now to receive reimbursement for travel expenses to attend Introduction to School Nutrition Leadership at ICN on one of the following dates.

March 14-18, 2022

June 13-17, 2022

Introduction to School Nutrition Leadership is a 4 ½ day session that provides an overview of the management components of school nutrition programs. The target audience [Read More]

iBites Podcast Episode 23 – Applied Research Division Interview

December 6th, 2021|

Welcome to iBites! The ICN podcast.

This episode of iBites is a discussion about ICN’s Applied Research Division and its research processes. Host Patrick Butler is joined by ARD’s Interim Director Dr. Marjuyua Lartey Gibson.

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The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 14- Erin Primer

November 30th, 2021|

Garrett Berdan and guest Erin Primer, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for San Luis Coastal Unified School District, taste California-grown finger limes and discuss the importance of creating memorable food experiences for children.


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