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So far Institute of Child Nutrition has created 129 blog entries.

30th Anniversary

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 […]

2019-09-17T12:40:55-05:00September 17th, 2019|

Online Courses Update

Courses Available Current Users Course Enrollments Courses Completions

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After two full years of providing free, self-paced online courses via ICN’s eLearning Portal, our usage numbers continue to increase, new courses are added and updated on a […]

2019-09-17T16:24:41-05:00September 17th, 2019|

Announcing ICN’s new Child Nutrition Sharing Site!

Announcing ICN’s new Child Nutrition Sharing Site!
Team Nutrition’s Healthy Meals Resource System (HMRS) has moved to the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) and is now part of the ICN’s new Child Nutrition Sharing Site!

The ICN’s Child Nutrition Sharing Site (CNSS) is an online resource center providing Child Nutrition Programs with […]

2019-09-17T12:35:27-05:00September 17th, 2019|

Team Nutrition’s USDA standardized recipes will be moving to the Institute of Child Nutrition’s Child Nutrition Recipe Box!

Child Nutrition Recipe Box Logo

The Child Nutrition Recipe Box (CNRB) provides Child Nutrition program operators with recipes to prepare healthy and delicious meals that meet meal pattern requirements. These recipes are standardized to provide meal pattern crediting information for all meal pattern components and include recipes made with […]

2019-09-17T12:26:32-05:00September 17th, 2019|

A Message from our Executive Director

As summer comes to a close, ICN has big things on the way! We continue to see great strides being made with training participants, as well as, with record-breaking face-to-face training requests and online course completions. The ICN S.T.A.R. webinars are now available through the eLearning Portal, as well as two new online courses and […]

2019-09-17T12:22:45-05:00September 17th, 2019|

S.T.A.R. Spotlight

STAR Group Photo

This quarter the S.T.A.R. Spotlight is shining on Deb Potter with Prairie Hills USD 113 in Sabetha, KS. Brook Brubeck, Prairie Hills USD Food Service Director, shared that Deb was instrumental in getting the principal at her school to participate in the district’s ‘Innovative Breakfast’ initiative. […]

2019-09-17T12:15:42-05:00September 17th, 2019|


E-STAR graphic

USDA’s Team Nutrition E-STAR Program is an enhanced version of the ICN STAR (School Nutrition Strategies, Training, Action Plans, and Resources) training program that focuses on school meal quality. On September 4, 2019, the Food and Nutrition Service awarded approximately $2.5 million in Fiscal Year 2019 Team […]

2019-09-17T12:09:36-05:00September 17th, 2019|

New and Updated Resources

CACFP meal posterThe following new and revised resources have been uploaded to the ICN website this quarter:
•Manager’s Corner: Promoting Milk Intake
•Manager’s Corner: Including Parents in School Nutrition Programs
•Training Culturally Diverse Groups
•Designing and Delivering Training Programs
•Knife Posters
•Choosing the Right Knife
•Parts of a Knife
•CACFP Meal Pattern Mini Posters
•Child Care Mini […]

2019-09-17T11:58:36-05:00September 17th, 2019|

Face-to-Face Training Update

Face to Face Training Participants
Summer 2019 brought a record setting number of face-to-face trainings for the ICN Training Team! By the end of August, we surpassed the total number of trainings conducted in 2018 and are well on the way to over 500 for the calendar year. By […]

2019-09-17T11:33:51-05:00September 17th, 2019|