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Team Nutrition’s USDA Standardized Recipes have moved to the Institute of Child Nutrition’s Child Nutrition Recipe Box!

Child Nutrition Recipe Box LogoThe Child Nutrition Recipe Box 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 legumes, whole […]

2019-09-18T14:38:32-05:00September 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 […]

2019-09-27T10:45:58-05:00September 17th, 2019|

S.T.A.R. Spotlight

This quarter the S.T.A.R. Spotlight is shining on Deb Potter with Prairie Hills USD 113 in Sabetha, Kansas. 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. Deb was a participant in the S.T.A.R. Pilot […]

2019-09-18T15:10:56-05:00September 17th, 2019|

eSTAR

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 […]

2019-09-18T15:15:18-05:00September 17th, 2019|

New and Updated Resources

The following new and revised resources have been uploaded to the ICN website this quarter:

2019-09-18T15:00:25-05:00September 17th, 2019|

Face-to-Face Training Update

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 the end of September, over 14,700 participants will have earned CEUs […]

2019-09-19T10:16:00-05:00September 17th, 2019|

Team Nutrition E-STAR Training Grants for State Agencies

On September 4, 2019, the Food and Nutrition Service awarded approximately $2.5 million in Fiscal Year 2019 Team Nutrition Training Grants for the E-STAR Training Program. This 4-year grant supports state agency implementation of a job-skills training program focused on addressing identified state and local needs pertaining to the quality of school meals.

The Team Nutrition […]

2019-09-06T14:50:41-05:00September 6th, 2019|

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 Economics, The University of Mississippi, on June 6-10 and June 13-17, 1994. The Institute identified competencies needed […]

2019-09-03T16:53:37-05:00September 3rd, 2019|

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 training to school nutrition personnel in all 50 states.  The other thing about the satellite seminars, […]

2019-08-15T15:32:13-05:00August 15th, 2019|