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NEW! CICN Resources Available

Published: 27 days ago
" Team Nutrition, in partnership with the Culinary Institute of Child Nutrition (CICN), has released several new and updated culinary trainings, webinars, and recipes to provide school nutrition professionals with the tools to create scratch-based, healthy, student-approved school meals.

Culinary Quick Bites (
is a 15-Minute training series for on-site staff and school nutrition professionals.

Menus of Flavor (
is a hands-on training series teaches foundational culinary skills with a focus on global cuisines.

Recipe Standardization Guide (

CICN Grab & Go Recipe Cards ( feature standardized, portable and appealing menu items that include a variety of USDA Foods and visual step-by-step instructions.


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