30 Years of Serving Child Nutrition

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Institute of Child Nutrition. Throughout the year, ICN will use this webpage to showcase 30 years of serving child nutrition professionals. This webpage will be a showcase of the people, programs, and images of how ICN has served our nation in providing the resources and training to make child nutrition professionals successful in serving our nation’s children.

On behalf of the entire staff, we thank you for joining us in celebrating this great milestone in pursuing our mission to provide relevant research-based information and services that advance the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs. Subscribe to our newsletter below to receive notifications when we update this page. You will be treated to a look inside three decades of ICN history. Also, please follow our social media channels and share your stories about ICN using #ICNspire and #ICN30

Vintage Video Vault

In a clip from a presentation for the 1993 American School Food Service Association (ASFSA), now known as the School Nutrition Association, Dr. Josephine Martin introduces the satellite seminar network. “The satellite network allowed us to immediately offer training to school nutrition personnel in all 50 states.  The other thing about the satellite seminars, is that it provided an opportunity for school nutrition people, wherever they are to get certification credit.”

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Satellite Seminar Network

In a clip from a presentation for the 1993 American School Food Service Association (ASFSA), now known as the School Nutrition Association, Dr. Josephine Martin introduces the satellite seminar network. “The satellite network allowed us to immediately offer [...]

NFSMI building 1989ICN building present day

Use the slider to see the before photo of the NFSMI building in 1990 and the present day ICN building.

1989 – National Food Service Management Institute Authorized

(Left) The original home of the National Food Service Management Institute. This house stood where the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts is now located. (Right) In 2001, the current ICN building on the south side of the University of Mississippi campus was completed.

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