A Journey Through the History of the Child Nutrition Programs – 15-minute video gives a nostalgic overview of the Federally funded child nutrition programs from the days before World War II through today’s wellness policy development. The video features photographs and images from resources in ICN’s Child Nutrition Archive collections and USDA resources. Published 2007.

Dr. Josephine Martin Online Exhibition – Dr. Martin reflects on her life and career dedicated to the service of our nation’s children.

The School That Learned to Eat – tells the story of how one school in Georgia organized the human resources of the community to improve the health of its children. Teachers, parents, and administrators came together and accomplished this improvement through nutrition education, diet surveys, workshops, and health screenings. The film is presented by the University of Georgia College of Education and General Mills, Inc., and produced by the Southern Educational Film Production Service, Inc. Athens, Ga. 1948. This film is made available courtesy of the General Mills Archives.

USDA Recipe Cards 1971 – A collection of USDA recipe cards from 1971.

Celebrating our 30th Anniversary –  The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989, signed by President George H. W. Bush on November 10, 1989, established a food service management institute with a mission “to provide information and services that promote the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs,” and the vision “to be the leader in providing education, research, and resources to promote excellence in child nutrition programs.” To celebrate 30 years of service, the Institute launched the ICN 30th Anniversary website at https://www.theicn.org/30  in 2019. This page showcases video, photographs, and stories from the rich history of the Institute.

Fundamentals of Archival Preservation PowerPoint – Powerpoint explaining the fundamentals of archival preservation. 

Farmers’ Bulletin – School Lunches

published by:
United States
Department of Agriculture

Year: 1916 ,revised 1922 & 1924

Diet for the School Child – Health Education

published by:
Dept of Interior Bureau of Education
Washington Government Printing Office

year: 1919

The School Lunch Service in New York City – Bulletin No. 3 – 1914

Issued by:
Division of Reference and Research, Department of Education
The City of New York – 1914

School Lunches – New York City Elementary Schools – 1923

Issued by:
Division of Reference and Research,
Department of Education,
The City of New York

Year: 1923

Region III Recipe Book – 1941

Recipes for School Lunch Project

Compiled by:
Federal Works Agency
Work Projects Administration
Division of Community Service Programs

year:  1941

Region VII Recipe Book -1942

School Lunch Project Workbook

Tested, revised, and edited:
WPA Test Kitchen, St. Paul, Minnesota

year:  1942

Arkansas Managers’ Handbook

compiled by:
Ruth Powell, State Supervisor School Lunch
Arkansas Department of Education

Southeastern School College Campus

Scrapbook of Summer Training for School Food service
compiled by:
Mrs. Elizabeth Beavers
Durant, Oklahoma,
August 3-7, 1952

School Lunch Program – Menus – 1967-68

used by:
SNP at Starkville, Mississippi

published by:
State Department of Education
Jackson, Mississippi

year: 1967-68

Beulah Douglas Recipe Notebook

Published by:
Beulah Irene Douglas
Pecos High School
Pecos, Texas 

year: 1970-1974

Safeguarding the Nation’s Children

Stories from the Child Nutrition Archives

Published by:
National Food Service Management Institute
The University of Mississippi