Loading...
iBites 2018-04-27T16:23:27+00:00

iBites Newsletter

Applied Research Division News

ICN's Applied Research Division (ARD) conducts research and develops resources to assist child nutrition professionals in the successful operation of their programs. In the first quarter, ARD staff provided learning sessions, webinars, and presentations for several events. 1. Dr. Keith Rushing presented a learning session: Essential Key Performance Indicators for School Nutrition Success at TASBO’s 2018 Annual Conference, Wednesday, February [...]

STAR Spotlight Success Story

Donna M. Holland Assistant Director Nutrition Services Hamilton Ohio City School District Donna M. Holland, MBA, MS, RDN, LD ICN strives to assist child nutrition professionals with career development and the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs. Donna Holland’s story is a genuine example of these efforts contributing to success.  She spent 20 years of her professional life [...]

Information Services Division News

eLearning Portal There are 24 new courses available on ICN’s eLearning Portal. Click on the course to learn more or enroll. CACFP CARE Connection – Planning Cycle Menus in Child Care CARE Connection – Serving Nutritious Foods in Child Care CARE Connection – Step-by-Step Menu Planning for Child Care CACFP – Optional Best Practices [...]

Education and Training Division News

The Institute of Child Nutrition provides face-to-face group training FREE of charge on a variety of child nutrition management topics that are aligned with USDA’s Professional Standards. Food Safety Program Management Culinary Skills Nutrition Education Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) […]

iBites Podcast

iBites Podcast Episode 04 –

By | August 13th, 2018|Categories: iBites Podcast|

Welcome to iBites! The ICN podcast. Our host, Dr. Lewanda Morse, discusses the collections in the Child Nutrition Archives housed at the Institute with Library Specialist John Wall. HOW TO SUBSCRIBE Launch the Podcast App Tap SEARCH and type iBites Tap the iBites icon in the search results Tap SUBSCRIBE to [...]

Latest ICN News

USDA Supports Local Foods in Schools through Farm to School Grants

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) today announced $5.2 million in grant awards to bring nutritious, local foods into schools and create new economic opportunities for farmers. The grants, part of the USDA Farm to School Program, will impact over 6,000 schools and 2.8 million students nationwide. “USDA is [...]

Applied Research Division News

ICN's Applied Research Division (ARD) conducts research and develops resources to assist child nutrition professionals in the successful operation of their programs. In the first quarter, ARD staff provided learning sessions, webinars, and presentations for several events. 1. Dr. Keith Rushing presented a learning session: Essential Key Performance Indicators for School Nutrition Success at TASBO’s 2018 Annual Conference, Wednesday, February [...]

USDA News

USDA Proclaims National WIC Breastfeeding Week and Launches New Campaign

Release #: 0150.18Contact: FNS Communications (703) 305-2281Date: 08/01/2018WASHINGTON, August 1, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today proclaimed Aug. 1-7 as National WIC Breastfeeding Week. Each year, National WIC Breastfeeding Week is held in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week during the first week of August to promote and support breastfeeding as the best source of nutrition for a baby’s first year [...]

USDA Statement on SNAP Access at Farmers Markets

In response to the recent news about access to farmers markets for participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Brandon Lipps offers the following statement: "The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) was recently informed by a major provider of mobile EBT technology for farmers markets and farm stands that it will discontinue this [...]

School Nutrition S.T.A.R. Webinar Archive – June 2018

Watch the archived S.T.A.R. Webinar from June 2018. Creative Approaches for Professional Development in School Nutrition Programs. Key Area: Administration (3000) Training Topic: Human Resources and Staff Training (3400) Learning Objectives: Develop employee training plans, including a plan for tracking training (3430) June 28, 2018 Watch Webinar Download Resources [...]

Subscribe to ICN News

Sign-up to receive the iBites Newsletter and regular ICN updates.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.