Food Service Management Institute Renamed Institute of Child Nutrition

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The new logo for the Institute of Child Nutrition.

The new logo for the Institute of Child Nutrition.

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s National Food Service Management Institute has changed its name and logo to the Institute of Child Nutrition, reflecting its mission to serve child nutrition programs across the country.

As a part of the UM School of Applied Sciences, ICN is the only federally funded national center dedicated to child nutrition. For more than 25 years, the institute has been the leading child nutrition center in the United States, providing resources, training and research. During that time, the institute has experienced tremendous growth in the amount of resources and services provided.

Inspired by this growth, the institute’s administrators searched for a new name that would reflect its image of professionalism and service in the field of child nutrition.

“The school is very proud of all that the institute has accomplished,” said Velmer Burton, dean of the School of Applied Sciences. “With this new name and logo, the Institute of Child Nutrition will continue to improve the lives and conditions of children all across the United States.”

Aleisha Hall-Campbell, who previously was the associate director of cooperative agreements for the National Food Service Management Institute, is the institute’s acting executive director.

“Dr. Hall-Campbell received strong recommendations from many constituents to provide leadership during this interim period,” Burton said. “We trust she will be the perfect leader during this transition.”

A search for a permanent executive director will be launched once ICN completes its name change and rebranding.

“I’m completely honored by my new position at ICN,” Hall-Campbell said. “We have a lot to look forward to in the future, and I have a wonderful team to help continue our success.”

The institute’s staff looks forward to ongoing success and growth as ICN remains dedicated to serving child nutrition professionals, she said.

For more information and resources about the Institute of Child Nutrition, visit http://www.theicn.org

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