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School Nutrition Programs

Education and Training Resources for School Nutrition Programs

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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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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.

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Upcoming Training

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Healthy Cuisine for Kids

May 29 - May 31


“I enjoyed working with people I didn’t know and we totally worked together as a team!”  “Loved the hands-on training. The presenters keep you engaged and interested!”

Healthy Cuisine for Kids, Casper, WY

“The instructors were phenomenal! Very patient, stuck to schedule, and gently got us back on the topic.”

Orientation to School Nutrition Management, Houston, TX

“I am working toward taking more classes and achieving more credits toward a nutrition career.”  “Trainer did a great job keeping us engaged and answering our questions.”

Nutrition 101, Dedham, MA

“Refreshing and clarified Offer vs Serve. Helpful information on reviewing meal components and counting.”  “I so enjoyed this and loved the trainer.”

Reimbursable School Meals, North Manchester, IN

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


Face to Face Trainings in 2018 as of November 30.
Face-to-Face attendees in 2018 as of November 30.
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Now Available! FBG Calculator: A New Feature of the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs Interactive Web-Based Tool

January 2nd, 2019|

On December 20th, FNS released the FBG Calculator as a new feature included with the Food Buying Guide for Child Nutrition Programs Interactive Web-Based Tool. The FBG Calculator was first created and hosted by the Institute of Child Nutrition, however […]

S.T.A.R. Info and Testimonials

December 12th, 2018|

S.T.A.R. is brand new training and peer to peer mentoring program designed specifically for managers/site-level supervisors. S.T.A.R. stands for Strategies, Training, Action Plans, and Resources. It is designed to help managers develop […]


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