Announcing ICN’s new Child Nutrition Sharing Site!
Team Nutrition’s Healthy Meals Resource System (HMRS) has moved to the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) and is now part of ICN’s new Child Nutrition Sharing Site!
The ICN’s Child Nutrition Sharing Site (CNSS) is an online resource center providing Child Nutrition Programs with a means for sharing valuable resources related to program operations. The CNSS will give child nutrition professionals a one-stop shop to access high-quality resources and training materials in the child nutrition community that support current Federal regulations, policies, and guidance.
The CNSS will be rolled out in multiple phases.
Phase One – Now Available!
Phase one of the CNSS gives child nutrition professionals access to resources and trainings that were housed on the now discontinued Healthy Meals Resource System. You can access current resources at https://theicn.org/cnss.
Phase Two – Share your Resources!
Phase two of the CNSS will allow State agencies, allied organizations, and industry partners to submit their free child nutrition program resources and training materials for inclusion on the CNSS using an online form. ICN will review submitted resources to ensure quality and appropriateness of all resources housed in the CNSS. Phase two will roll out in the Fall of 2019. Stay tuned for more information!
Training and Technical Assistance Component
The Child Nutrition Sharing Site, as USDA’s Training and Technical Assistance Component, assists state and local school food service and child care programs in meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. By using this Resource System, child care providers and school nutrition personnel can easily locate appropriate and useful training materials.