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School Nutrition Programs

Education and Training Resources for School Nutrition Programs

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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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“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.”

Forecasting the Procurement of Foods, San Bernardino, California, March, 2019

“Trainer was great at teaching the content and adding pertinent stories and information without reading from the slides. She was extremely personable and positive. It was great to have a trainer that had actual school nutrition food service experience.”

Financial Management for Directors, Richmond, Virginia, April, 2019

“Trainers were extremely knowledgeable, professional and very in tune to the needs of the audience. Trainers were fun and rolled with the game while still ensuring the information was presented well.”

Healthy Cuisine for Kids, Powell, Wyoming, March, 2019

“Trainer was excellent. She supported participants’ learning and kept the energy level up.”

Financial Management for Directors, Austin, Texas, March 2019

“This program exceeded my expectations. I would definitely consider attending more ICN programs in the future! The facilitators were very knowledgeable, open minded and resourceful about informing students of policies, where they can be obtained and the free training materials.”

Orientation to School Nutrition Management, ICN, March 2019

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Upcoming Training

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Healthy Cuisine for Kids

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