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New Website!

ICN has a NEW website!  Same address, new look. In June 2018, ICN launched a new website to provide easier access to child nutrition resources and information. The new site has a clean design for improved functionality and to enhance the user viewing experience on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. The improved landing page provides quick access to topic [...]

Education and Training Division News

The Institute of Child Nutrition provides face-to-face group training at NO CHARGE on a variety of child nutrition management topics that are aligned with USDA’s Professional Standards.  Categories include:  ∙ Food Safety ∙ Program Management ∙ Culinary Skills ∙ Nutrition Education ∙ Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). As of July 31, 2018, the ICN Training Team has scheduled [...]

Applied Research Division News

Essential Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for SN Success The Essential KPIs for School Nutrition Success resource focuses on the most critical aspects of the school nutrition program performance.  It provides a straight-forward, easy-to-use reference for identifying and applying these aspects to achieve success.  The key performance indicators allow the users to set standards of expectation, identify problem areas, and [...]

Information Services Division News

ICN’s eLearning Portal has 51 courses available in School Nutrition, CACFP, Food Safety, and General Topics.  Four new courses are coming soon! Unsure how to get started?  Visit ICN’s How-to page and find answers.   FAQ’s and How-To’s You asked, we delivered! The following updates have been made to all of our online courses: Users can click through courses at [...]

Administrative Division News

ICN is looking for You! Every day the Institute strives to achieve its vision to be the leader in providing education, research, and resources to promote excellence in federally funded child nutrition programs. One way ICN fulfills its mission and vision is to partner with experts in the field of child nutrition to deliver training and develop new resources. If [...]

iBites Podcast

iBites Podcast Episode 07 – New ICN Website

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: iBites Podcast|

Learn all about the new ICN website and social media channels as host, Dr. Lewanda Morse, talks with ICN’s Web Developer Peter Cleary. HOW TO SUBSCRIBE Launch the Podcast App Tap SEARCH and type iBites Tap the iBites icon in the search results Tap SUBSCRIBE to automatically receive new episodes Tap [...]


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 [...]

USDA Corrects Error Reporting Issues; Releases FY 2017 SNAP Payment Error Rates

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2018 – For the first time in three years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released new data on improper payments in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This data reflects an improved reporting process that will better enable USDA and its state partners to make informed, data-driven decisions to improve program integrity. The national [...]

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