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|