Institute of Child Nutrition Expands Outreach, Impact

UM resource increases trainings, online offerings for school nutrition professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – Celebrating its 30th year of operation, the Institute of Child Nutrition at the University of Mississippi has issued an impact report showing huge growth in outreach aimed at training food service professionals in proper food preparation and nutrition for children nationwide. The Institute of Child Nutrition, or ICN, offers free training toRead the story …

Scholarship Allows Child Nutrition Program Director to Attend Training

Oklahoma recipient uses travel funds to attend session at UM Institute of Child Nutrition

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has awarded a Paul Schmitz Child Nutrition Scholarship to Kayla Steverson, a clinical dietician recently promoted to child nutrition program manager for public schools in Newcastle, Oklahoma, to attend the Orientation to School Nutrition Management course provided by the Institute of Child Nutrition. Created in 2005, the PaulRead the story …

Doctoral Student Wins School Nutrition Foundation Award

Prabhdeep Sandha to present work at group's annual conference in St. Louis

OXFORD, Miss. – The School Nutrition Foundation has awarded its Kathleen Stitt Award to Prabhdeep Sandha, a doctoral student in the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the University of Mississippi. “Each year, the Kathleen Stitt Award is presented to one graduate student or faculty member participating in the School Nutrition Showcase,” said PatriciaRead the story …

Pharmacy Students Receive Gateway to Research Scholarships

American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education award encourages students to pursue careers in research

OXFORD, Miss. – Austin Fitts and Mary Paige Thrash, both rising second-year professional students at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, have been named recipients of the Gateway to Research Scholarship by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. The award provides students an opportunity to work on faculty-mentored research projects while improving their knowledge ofRead the story …

Food Service Management Institute Renamed Institute of Child Nutrition

UM center remains focused on providing resources and training to school lunch workers and managers

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 childRead the story …

NFSMI Executive Director Addresses Global Child Nutrition Workshop

Katie Wilson to share the importance of establishing nutrition standards and education

OXFORD, Miss. – The head of the National Food Services Management Institute at the University of Mississippi is sharing her expertise in nutrition standards and education this month at a global conference. NFSMI Executive Director Katie Wilson is a featured presenter at the 2013 Global Child Nutrition Foundation’s World Food Forum, which runs May 20-24Read the story …

NFSMI Welcomes White House Chef

Sam Kass, White House Assistant Chef, spoke with school chefs, dieticians, and directors at the NFSMI Second Annual Major Cities Training Symposium at Ole Miss today. Video by Mary Stanton.