A Meeting of the Summer Food Service Program Exploratory Task Force

The Summer Food Service Program Exploratory Task Force met on February 19-20, 2020 at the Institute of Child Nutrition.

To provide recommendations to the ICN on the development of a series of educational resources (e.g., fact sheets, tip sheets, resource guides, webinars, videos, and/or posters) that further educate Summer Food Service Programs on best practices that [Read More]

2020-02-20T16:12:33-06:00February 20th, 2020|

ICN 30th Anniversary Celebration

In conjunction with our 2019 National Advisory Council Meeting (NAC), ICN hosted a 30th Anniversary Celebration to reflect on the accomplishments of the Institute, and look forward to our continuing mission of serving child nutrition professionals. We were honored to welcome dignitaries from the University of Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi, United States Department of [Read More]

2019-12-18T17:01:11-06:00December 12th, 2019|

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 Child Nutrition Programs workshop held October 29-31, 1992 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, [Read More]

2019-10-31T09:28:01-05:00October 29th, 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 [Read More]

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

Now Available! The Exhibit A Grains Tool on the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs (FBG) Mobile App

On August 12, 2019, FNS released the Exhibit A Grains Tool as a new feature on the FBG Mobile App on both Apple and Google app stores! The Exhibit A Grains Tool was first released on the FBG Interactive Web-Based Tool to allow users to search their grain product (as listed on Exhibit A) and [Read More]

2019-08-12T11:57:24-05:00August 12th, 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]

2019-06-14T13:38:49-05:00May 28th, 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]

2019-04-08T15:11:56-05:00April 8th, 2019|