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School Nutrition Programs

Education and Training Resources for School Nutrition Programs

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Education and Training Resources for CACFP

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Child Nutrition Archives

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Applied Research

Research reports and ICN Insights

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School Nutrition S.T.A.R. 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 who 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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“ICN trainer was great. She did a wonderful job keeping participants engaged and provoking thoughtful conversations and questions.”

Family Child Care fundamentals, Winooski, VT - May, 2019

“ICN trainer is an excellent, knowledgeable, and personable instructor. The participants always love her! Someone with her high energy level is really required when hosting all day trainings. She keeps the audience awake, engaged, and in a productive learning environment.”

Foundations for Training Excellence: Basics, Forecasting the Procurement of Foods, Procuring Local Foods, Buy American, Multiple locations throughout California - May, 2019

“The information that I found most useful was all of it. Trainer clearly presented best practices to be successful in implementing Buy American.”

Buy American, Bakersfield, CA - March, 2019

“Thanks for the materials.  I am excited to share this with my staff.”  “Very glad I attended.  Very helpful!”

CACFP Meal Pattern Training, Sault Ste. Marie, MI - April, 2019

“This was my first train-the-trainer class, and it was very useful in every way.  I am very excited.”  “Great info and presenter.  Very relevant to my job duties.”  “The teacher was awesome.” 

Foundations for Training Excellence, Pittsburg, TX - April, 2019

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Upcoming Training

Wed 26

Orientation to School Nutrition Management

June 24 - June 28
Dawsonville GA
Wed 26

Orientation to School Nutrition Management

June 24 - June 28
Dawsonville GA
Wed 26


2019 Face to Face Trainings as of May 31
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