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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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“Trainer is an amazing resource! Her actual experience with CNP programs really allows her to relate to both NSLP and CACFP programs.”
“Thank you to ICN for providing these amazing opportunities and taking the time to find such amazing trainers.”

Healthy Cuisine for Kids, Cashier's Training, Utilizing the Cafeteria as a Classroom, Casper, Wyoming - June, 2019

“Our office wants to commend the trainer on a job well done. We also want to thank ICN for providing this service. The training coordinator was very helpful and professional. Thanks again for providing the training.”

Food Safety in Schools, Norman, Oklahoma - June, 2019

“Trainer was fantastic with our staff to ensure accurate information regarding state regulations. Providers loved the training activities.”

Food Safety in Child Care and Healthy Me!, Chatsworth, Georgia - May, 2019

“Every aspect of training was hospitable and informative. From ICN staff greeting us every morning to our instructors being welcoming, informative and capable of answering all questions or finding the answer made this enjoyable and immensely valuable training.”

Orientation to School Nutrition Management, ICN - March 2019

“Trainer was very knowledgeable and was able to answer everyone’s questions with detail. Great instructor.”
“To do mui Bueno mucha información mui importante. (Translation: Everything was good, a lot of information, really important.)”

Introduction to Happy Mealtimes in Child Care Settings, Buffalo, NY - April 2019

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