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Face-to-Face Training Update

Over 14,000 Trained in 2017 By the end of 2017, ICN will have conducted over 400 on-site trainings in 45 States and Guam reaching over 14,000 participants with free materials and training. Included in these numbers are the CACFP Meal Pattern Requirements training for which ICN provided 92 trainings in 24 states and territories [...]

2017-10-19T16:22:31+00:00 October 12th, 2017|ICN News|

ICN’s eLearning Portal

Thousands of users are taking advantage of ICN’s new eLearning Portal.  The new system offers free, self-paced online courses that provide an excellent method of meeting professional standards requirements.  Courses can be taken over multiple sessions, on different computers and mobile devices, and they are coded with USDA Professional Standards Codes and SNA Key [...]

2017-10-18T14:54:56+00:00 October 12th, 2017|ICN News|

Research News

The Applied Research Division of the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) recently developed a research based resource to assist school nutrition (SN) professionals in identifying and utilizing 12 standard SN Key Performance indicators for managing and evaluating the following areas of their programs: Meal Counts and Participation Financial and Inventory Management Productivity and Labor [...]

2017-10-20T12:06:13+00:00 October 12th, 2017|ICN News, Research News|

Staff Spotlight – Beverly Cross

Beverly Cross Almost exactly 27 years ago, just as the National Food Service Management Institute was established, Beverly Pittman Cross began her dedicated career at what is now known as the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN).  She has contributed to growth, seen and affected change, mentored staff, worked under 8 Executive Directors, [...]

2017-10-12T15:31:54+00:00 October 12th, 2017|ICN News|

Education and Training Specialist with the Institute of Child Nutrition

The University of Mississippi’s Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) seeks an Education and Training Specialist I. This is a professional position in which the incumbent develops, implements, and evaluates ICN educational curricula and training program materials for face-to-face and web-based delivery. The incumbent manages multiple projects according to ICN grants and cooperative agreement statements [...]

2017-03-15T14:50:59+00:00 March 15th, 2017|ICN News|

Executive Director of the Institute Of Child Nutrition

  The School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi is seeking a skilled visionary leader to serve as the permanent Executive Director for the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN). The ICN Executive Director will be expected to maintain the national status and respect the Institute has developed over the decades and provide [...]

2017-06-01T11:37:53+00:00 December 21st, 2016|ICN Blog, ICN News|

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|