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
Technology, means of communication, and many other things have changed, but the mission remains the same. Visit the 30th Anniversary Page to view a clip from a 2003 promotional video, Appreciating the Past, Understanding the Present, Envisioning the Future. The video highlights the services, trainings, and free resources available to child nutrition specialists both online and on-site through the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI), now known as the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN).
ICN 30 News
A year of celebration of the rich 30 year history of the Institute of Child Nutrition culminated in a reception held during the National Advisory Council (NAC) meeting November 13, 2019.The University of Mississippi’s new Chancellor, Dr. Glenn Boyce, gave [...]
October 29-31, 1992. Senator Bob Dole addressed the Institute’s 1st Nutrition Management for Children with Special Needs Conference in Kansas City, MO.
“Two of the policy areas that I care most about are child nutrition and disability issues,” said Senator Bob Dole in an address to the National Food Service Management Institute’s first Nutrition Management for Children with Special Needs in [...]
Telly Awards For Cooks For Kids The National Food Service Management Institute (now the Institute of Child Nutrition) and Running Pony Productions jointly received three Telly Awards for Cooks for Kids episodes and production. Episode five of Cooks for [...]
June 6-10 & June 13-17, 1994. First Orientation to Child Nutrition Management – Managing for Healthy Food Practices Delivered
June 6-10 & June 13-17, 1994. First Orientation to Child Nutrition Management – Managing for Healthy Food Practices Delivered The first Orientation to Child Nutrition Management seminar was a 2-week course offered in connection with the Department of Home [...]
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 [...]
In a video clip from a presentation for the 1993 American School Food Service Association (ASFSA), now known as the School Nutrition Association, Dr. Josephine Martin tells about the establishment of the National Food Service Management Institute and [...]
The new Institute introduced itself on the national stage by delivering two winning training sessions at the ASFSA Annual National Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 20 and 23, 1991: Financial Success and the original 10 Minute BLT. On [...]
Dr. Josephine Martin served as the first Executive Director of the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) from June 1, 1991, to August 31, 1996. When she came to the Institute, Dr. Martin had over 40 years of experience [...]
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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