School Nutrition Programs

Education and Training Resources for School Nutrition Programs

Child and Adult Care Food Programs

Education and Training Resources for CACFP

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Child Nutrition Archives

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Applied Research

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School Nutrition S.T.A.R. Webinar Series

This series will feature school districts that have implemented creative strategies and best practices for common school nutrition topics as well as allied organizations who develop and offer free resources to support school nutrition programs.
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About The ICN

The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN), part of the School of Applied Sciences at The University of Mississippi, is the only federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs. The Institute was established by Congress in the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 1989.

What people are saying about the ICN

I anticipated or assumed by the title that this was a subject I knew.  However, it was the opposite.  I received valuable information.  The speaker was able to articulate and have materials presented in an excellent manner.

Introduction to Happy Mealtimes, Boston, MA

Trainer was very engaging – she kept the group interested.  She is the best trainer/ presenter I have experienced in a very long time.  This course was good and I really liked the instructor.

Nutrition 101, Sherwood, OR

Both trainers were outstanding. Extremely professional yet down to earth and the entire audience felt comfortable in participating and asking questions.”

Healthy Cuisine for Kids, Casper, WY

The Basic Culinary Math helped me with my problems at Math.  I understand better now and hopefully, I can use it in the kitchen. Trainer was knowledgeable, She had good communication skills. She was able to simplify information for slower learners. She engaged the participants and allowed them to participate throughout the session.

Basic Culinary Math, St. Thomas, VI

Our Managers enjoyed their training and gleamed valuable information that they can take back to the schools. ICN staff is always very helpful and organized. The presenters were excellent. Thank you.

Multiple Sessions - Managing Personalities and Conflict, Food Safety in Schools and Forecasting the Procurement of Foods, Memphis, TN


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ICN News

  • The Mix Up Podcast

The Mix Up Podcast – Episode 22 – Eric Span

September 27th, 2023|

Join The MixUp as we sit down with Eric Span, the visionary Director of Nutrition Services at Sweetwater Union High in San Diego! Discover Eric’s unique blend of hospitality and nutrition experience that transforms school meals into sustainable, nutritious, [Read More]

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