Supporting Child Nutrition Professionals
OVERVIEW The Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) offers FREE training opportunities in various formats on a broad range of topics for child nutrition professionals working in school nutrition and child care settings. ICN’s training supports USDA’s Professional Standards for school nutrition professionals and are recognized by USDA, Food and Nutrition Service as a resource for school nutrition professionals to complete their training requirements. The relevant professional standards, competencies, knowledge, and skills statements, and learning objectives are identified in every training and are listed in the course Instructor’s Manual and Participant’s Workbook.
Using a network of expert trainer consultants, ICN delivers face-to-face training seminars and virtual instructor-led trainings (VILTs) to child nutrition professionals across the country. In addition, ICN conducts pre-conference sessions and other presentations at national, regional, and state conferences. On-site training may be requested at little or no cost. ICN’s FREE, self-paced online course system, iLearn , supports the professional development of child nutrition program personnel at all levels of responsibility. ICN’s recorded webinars are also available on iLearn. TRAINING METHODS REQUEST TRAINING Find more information about requesting free group training HERE. NEWSLETTERS Subscribe to ICN newsletters to be the first to know about upcoming free interactive virtual training as soon as the schedule is released.
ICN offers FREE training opportunities to child nutrition professionals: School Nutrition Directors/Supervisors School Nutrition Managers School Nutrition Assistants and Technicians Child Care Directors Child Care Staff Family Child Care Providers
ICN offers FREE training opportunities in various formats: Face-to-Face Trainings –
in person trainings conducted by ICN’s expert consultant trainers Virtual Instructor-Led Trainings – live, interactive virtual trainings led by ICN’s expert consultant trainers iLearn – ICN’s free, self-paced online course system that provides an excellent method of meeting professional standards requirements
ICN offers FREE training on a variety of topics:
Food Safety Financial Management Procurement Nutrition Meal Pattern
Human Resources Train-the-Trainer
ICN offers FREE training upon request from the following organizations: Representatives of State Agencies Administering Child Nutrition Programs USDA Regional Offices School Nutrition Association State Affiliates School Nutrition Programs CACFP Sponsors Allied Organizations
HELP DESK The ICN Help Desk provides a direct link to experts who can answer a wide variety of questions on all aspects of child nutrition program management. Contact us by phone or email. Phone: 800-321-3054 Fax: 800-321-3061 Web: theicn.org email@example.com
HEADQUARTERS The University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences 97 Jeanette Phillips Drive P.O. Box 1848 University, MS 38677
APPLIED RESEARCH DIVISION The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive, #5060 Hattiesburg, MS 39406 601-261-2480
This project was funded using U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funds. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer. For more information and the nondiscrimination statement in other languages: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cr/fns-nondiscrimination-statement Except as provided below, you may freely use the text and information contained in this document for non-profit or educational use with no cost to the participant for the training providing the following credit is included. These materials may not be incorporated into other websites or textbooks and may not be sold. The photographs and images in this document may be owned by third parties and used by the University of Mississippi under a licensing agreement. The university cannot, therefore, grant permission to use these images. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. © 2023, Institute of Child Nutrition, The University of Mississippi, School of Applied SciencesPage 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6
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