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Got Time? Online Courses for Professional Development

Training and professional development are essential resources for success in a child care setting.  Not only does it help everyone to succeed in their day-to-day roles and responsibilities, but training and professional development also increases confidence among staff.  However, finding time to attend training can be a challenge for some child care professionals.  Fortunately, online [...]

Outdoor Playtime is the Best Time – Winter Play

Young children do best when they have many opportunities to participate in physical activities throughout the day.  A variety of play and movement activities will help children develop gross motor skills, balance, coordination, and social skills.  Children also gain health benefits such as proper bone development, a healthy heart, strong muscles, improved flexibility, and achievement [...]

Photo Gallery: ICN National Advisory Council Meeting, Oct. 4, 2016

The Institute of Child Nutrition National Advisory Council meeting commenced Tuesday morning with a welcome from University of Mississippi Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter and School of Applied Sciences Dean Velmer Burton. […]

2017-06-01T11:37:53+00:00 October 4th, 2016|ICN Blog, ICN News|

ICN Staff Attend Chefs Move to Schools Meeting at The White House

Three ICN staff, Acting Executive Director Aleshia Hall-Campbell (front, fifth from left), Education and Training Specialist Lois Coleman (front, third from left), and Web Developer Peter Cleary (front, second from left) with members of the Chefs Move to Schools Task Force in Washington, D.C. Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) Acting Executive Director Aleshia [...]

2017-06-01T11:37:54+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|ICN Blog, ICN News|

Is It Safe to Eat: Food Temperatures for Child Care

Controlling temperatures is one of the most important ways to control the growth of bacteria in food.  It also helps to reduce the risk of children and staff becoming sick with a foodborne illness. Therefore, it is vital to have the right thermometer(s), place them in the right locations, and use them properly to minimize [...]

Got Time? Online Courses for Professional Development

Training and professional development are essential resources for success in a child care setting.  Not only does it help everyone to succeed in their day-to-day roles and responsibilities, but training and professional development also increases confidence among staff.  However, finding time to attend training can be a challenge for some child care professionals.  Fortunately, online [...]

For Good Nutrition – Eat Foods in Season!

Good nutrition is the cornerstone of good health.  A balanced diet filled with a variety of nutritious foods helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, hypertension, and obesity.  In addition, when young children develop healthy eating habits, filled with nutritious foods, they are more likely to continue these healthy habits into adulthood. Sometimes, nutritious [...]

Child Nutrition Archive Interactive Kiosk on Display at Truman Library

Thom Hunter Pratt, ICN Computer Technician with the ICN interactive multi-touch display at the Truman Library. In June of 1946, President Harry Truman signed the National School Lunch Act. As part of the 70th anniversary of the signing, the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) has partnered with the Truman Library in Independence, [...]

2017-08-30T09:24:05+00:00 April 1st, 2016|ICN Blog, ICN News|

ICN Archives travels to Anchorage, AK for the AKSNA Conference

The Institute of Child Nutrition Archives recently visited Anchorage, Alaska collecting oral histories at the AKSNA (Alaskan School Nutrition Association) Conference. The AKSNA represents the hundreds of dedicated school nutrition professionals across the vast and wonderful state of Alaska. They are a group of dedicated professionals, that care about child nutrition so much that they make [...]

2016-11-30T17:35:49+00:00 February 18th, 2016|ICN News, Training News|

Institute of Child Nutrition Facility Receives New Lettering

After 25 years, the National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) at Ole Miss has changed its name to the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN).  The change has provided ICN with a brand and image that better represents its mission and service to child nutrition professionals. Read the full story by Emily Newton, staff writer for [...]

2016-11-30T17:35:49+00:00 February 9th, 2016|ICN News|