As part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs 2022 Summit, JSI is excited to showcase the Institute of Child Nutrition and their resources to support School Meal Programs in School Year 2022-2023.
The Institute of Child Nutrition engages and supports school nutrition programs. They are a federally funded national center dedicated to applied research, education and training, and technical assistance for child nutrition programs. It is funded by a grant administered through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). As a national center, the Institute provides information, conducts applied research, and offers training and education opportunities using appropriate technology. Resources from the Institute of Child Nutrition are provided at no cost to child nutrition professionals. Here are the top 3 resources shared by Institute of Child Nutrition to help school districts in the upcoming school year.
- iLearn: Their online course system iLearn’s FREE, self-paced, and easy-to-use courses are a great way to meet and maintain professional standard requirements for school nutrition professionals. Courses are categorized by USDA codes and School Nutrition Association (SNA) Key Areas.
- Monthly Webinars: They offer monthly webinars with panelists in the school nutrition field who provide expert knowledge on current topics and issues in school nutrition program operations.
- Helpful Websites: Culinary Institute of Child Nutrition (CICN), Child Nutrition Recipe Box (CNRB), Child Nutrition Sharing Site (CNSS). The principal mission of CICN is to increase the culinary skills of school nutrition programs by providing culinary training programs and resources to support child nutrition operators and serve healthy, culinary-inspired school meals from scratch and elevate the cafeteria atmosphere. CNRB is your resource for USDA Standardized Recipes for child nutrition programs. CNSS is your one-stop shop for all operation-related child nutrition program
Fun Fact…In our countdown to the Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs 2022 Summit on May 24, we asked each partner to share which session they were most excited about. Institute of Child Nutrition picked the Our History and Hope for the Future of School Meals session because they look forward to Robert Leshin’s presentation about the future of school meals.
Thank you to Institute of Child Nutrition for supporting Massachusetts School Meal Programs and participating in the Countdown to the #HKHHP 2022 Summit!