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So far Institute of Child Nutrition has created 107 blog entries.

June 1, 1991 Dr. Josephine Martin becomes the first Executive Director of the Institute

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 in school food service and program administration in the child nutrition field.

Her extensive experience in child [Read more]

2019-06-17T08:59:16+00:00June 14th, 2019|

iBites Podcast Episode 13 – Julia Bausher

In iBites Episode 13, Dr. Lewanda Morse welcomes Julia Bausher as part of the Child Nutrition Leadership series

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2019-06-10T11:00:41+00:00June 10th, 2019|

USDA-Approved Software Can Help with Your Menu Planning Process

Enhance your menu planning and documentation process with USDA-approved software! USDA approves two types of commercially available software:

Nutrient Analysis

Certificate of Compliance

Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Verification and Reporting System

The CN Label Verification System helps State agencies, program operators, and the food industry to check that CN labels are current and [Read more]

2019-06-14T13:38:49+00:00May 28th, 2019|

iBites Podcast Episode 12 – Gaye Lynn MacDonald

In iBites Episode 12, Dr. Lewanda Morse has a conversation with Gaye Lynn MacDonald, ICN Consultant Trainer.

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2019-06-10T10:34:26+00:00May 20th, 2019|

ICN Hosts Native American Advisory Committee

UM’s School of Applied Sciences hosted a welcoming reception for the Institute of Child Nutrition’s inaugural Native American Advisory Committee meeting held on campus on April 3-4, 2019.  This meeting convened a group of national experts to provide guidance and recommendations on how to develop culturally sensitive trainings and resources specific to Native American school [Read more]

2019-04-08T15:11:56+00:00April 8th, 2019|

Applied Research Division News

In March 2019, ARD researchers completed the following activities:

  • Presented the most recent edition of Competencies, Knowledge, and Skills Needed for SN Managers in the 21st Century at the Texas Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
  • Facilitated an expert panel of child nutrition professionals as part of an exploratory investigation [Read more]
2019-03-28T15:23:34+00:00March 28th, 2019|

Information Services Division News

We are getting close to two years since the launch of ICN’s new eLearning Portal and our usage numbers continue to increase.  New courses have been added and updates are made as needed to stay current.  Here are just a few:

  • Meal Pattern – Updated Content!
  • Presentation Fundamentals – Tips for New Speakers [Read more]
2019-03-28T15:24:11+00:00March 28th, 2019|