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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|

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

ICN is Hiring – Three Positions Open

Are you interested in working in the exciting and challenging field of child nutrition? ICN currently has three career opportunities available. Come join our team. To learn more and apply, visit the links below.

Education and Training Specialist I:

Accounting Assistant:                

Program Assistant:                    

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws […]

2019-02-20T11:21:46-05:00February 20th, 2019|

Registration Open for Orientation to School Nutrition Management – June 10-14, 2019

Registration is now open for Orientation to School Nutrition Management that will be held at the Institute of Child Nutrition in Oxford, Mississippi on June 10-14, 2019.

Orientation to School Nutrition Management (4 ½ day Training) – This FREE training session for new and aspiring directors provides an overview of the management components of school nutrition […]

2019-02-19T15:06:09-05:00February 19th, 2019|

Now Available! FBG Calculator: A New Feature of the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs Interactive Web-Based Tool

On December 20th, FNS released the FBG Calculator as a new feature included with the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs Interactive Web-Based Tool. The FBG Calculator was first created and hosted by the Institute of Child Nutrition, however has now been added to the Food Buying Guide Interactive Web-Based tool to create a […]

2019-01-02T14:23:51-05:00January 2nd, 2019|

Support Breastfeeding Mothers with Team Nutrition’s Breastfed Babies Welcome Here!

The USDA’s Team Nutrition initiative is pleased to announce the release of Breastfed Babies Welcome Here! resource. Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) operators can use these materials to communicate ways the child care site supports a mother’s decision to breastfeed her baby. Materials include:

A Mother’s Guide

2018-11-30T15:14:11-05:00November 30th, 2018|