30 Years of Serving Child Nutrition

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Institute of Child Nutrition. Throughout the year, ICN will use this webpage to showcase 30 years of serving child nutrition professionals. This webpage will be a showcase of the people, programs, and images of how ICN has served our nation in providing the resources and training to make child nutrition professionals successful in serving our nation’s children.

On behalf of the entire staff, we thank you for joining us in celebrating this great milestone in pursuing our mission to provide relevant research-based information and services that advance the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs. Subscribe to our newsletter below to receive notifications when we update this page. You will be treated to a look inside three decades of ICN history. Also, please follow our social media channels and share your stories about ICN using #ICNspire and #ICN30

Vintage Video Vault

The first promo video for the Institute featured an introduction to the federally assisted child nutrition programs and to the need for a national training institute serving those program professionals. It introduces the General Advisory Board and the RETAB advisory board. It concluded with Dr. Josephine Martin describing the benefits of working with the Institute, or putting the Institute to work for you. “How can we serve you?”

ICN 30 News

NFSMI building 1989ICN building present day

Use the slider to see the before photo of the NFSMI building in 1990 and the present day ICN building.

1989 – National Food Service Management Institute Authorized

(Left) The original home of the National Food Service Management Institute. This house stood where the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts is now located. (Right) In 2001, the current ICN building on the south side of the University of Mississippi campus was completed.

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