HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The following is a news release from The University of Southern Mississippi
The National Food Service Management Institute has been renamed the Institute of Child Nutrition, after it was determined a name change would better reflect a growth in its resources and services, as well as its mission of promoting the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs. The Applied Research Division of the Institute is housed in The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Health.
"The Institute has been called National Food Service Management Institute since its inception 25 years ago. At the time, this name served us well but as child nutrition programs have evolved, it has become necessary to rebrand our image to meet the diverse needs of child nutrition programs across the country," said Dr. Mary Frances Nettles, director of the Applied Research Division. The name change was approved and officially adopted by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
The Applied Research division works in cooperation with the Education and Training, Information Services, and Administration divisions, located at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss. These four divisions function together to support child nutrition and child care professionals in the operation of effective child nutrition programs across the United States.
"With an updated name and new logo, the Institute of Child Nutrition will continue to be a national leader for nutrition services in the 21st century," said Dr. Keith Rushing, research scientist at the Applied Research Division. "We look forward to the future of the Institute of Child Nutrition as it remains a trusted source for accurate and reliable information in child nutrition."
For more information about the Institute of Child Nutrition, Applied Research Division, visitwww.theicn.org/. For more information about the Southern Miss College of Health, visitwww.usm.edu/coh.