School Nutrition Programs

Education and Training Resources for School Nutrition Programs

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Child and Adult Care Food Programs

Education and Training Resources for CACFP

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Face-to-Face Training

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ICN Resources

Access ICN’s wide array of online resources

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Child Nutrition Archives

View the history of Child Nutrition

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Applied Research

Research reports and ICN Insights

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Child Nutrition Sharing Site

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Child Nutrition Recipe Box

Child Nutrition Recipe Box

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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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ICN Podcasts

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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 06 – Michelle Poirier

November 10th, 2020|

Chef Patrick chats with Michelle Poirier, Supervisor of Central Kitchen Production for the Palm Springs Unified School District. Join them as Michelle discusses how her team has navigated the new school year. She also discusses how her team has been accommodating meal needs for children with disabilities.

Institute of Child Nutrition Adapts to Continue Training

November 9th, 2020|

OXFORD, Miss. – The Institute of Child Nutrition, part of the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi, has transitioned to offer extensive virtual services so it can continue supporting child nutrition professionals across the country.

Historically, one of ICN’s largest outreach efforts has been face-to-face training for child nutrition professionals. The institute presented more than 500 in-person sessions in 2019, but because of COVID-19 travel and event restrictions, it has not been able to provide in-person [Read More]


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