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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 03 – CACFP – Institute of Child Nutrition

By | March 23rd, 2018|Categories: iBites Podcast|

Welcome to iBites! The ICN podcast. Our host, Dr. Lewanda Morse, discusses the Child and Adult Care Food Program with Lutina Cochran, Education and Training Specialist at ICN. HOW TO SUBSCRIBE Launch the Podcast App Tap SEARCH and type iBites Tap the iBites icon in the search results Tap SUBSCRIBE [...]

Latest ICN News

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 Supports Local Foods in Schools through Farm to School Grants

Release #: FNS 0003.18Contact: FNS Office of the Chief Communications Officer (703) 305-2281Date: 06/21/2018WASHINGTON, 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 [...]

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) […]

USDA Expands Focus on Program Integrity Across All Nutrition Programs

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 – As part of Agriculture Secretary Perdue’s strategic goal of ensuring that our programs are delivered efficiently, effectively and with integrity, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced an enhanced focus on program integrity today, that will include renewed attention on transparency, payment accuracy, fraud and waste prevention, and improved [...]

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