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National Food Service Management Institute Becomes Institute of Child Nutrition

Posted on July 1st, 2015 by staff

Oxford, Miss—On July 1st, 2015, the University of Mississippi’s National Food Service Management Institute (NFSMI) announced that it has changed its name and logo to the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN).


Dean Burton, Associate Dean Carithers, and Acting Executive Director Dr. Hall-Campbell

As a part of UM’s School of Applied Sciences, ICN is the only federally funded national center dedicated to child nutrition. For over 25 years, the Institute has been the leading child nutrition center in the United States, providing high quality 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 searched for a new name that would reflect its image of professionalism and service in the field of child nutrition.

Velmer Burton, Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, said, “The school is very proud of all that the Institute has accomplished. 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.”

ICN also announced its new Acting Executive Director, Dr. Aleisha Hall-Campbell, who was previously the Associate Director of Cooperative Agreements for NFSMI.

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

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

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

The staff at the Institute looks forward to ongoing success and growth as ICN remains dedicated in serving child nutrition professionals during this exciting time of progress.icn logo

More information and resources about the Institute of Child Nutrition, visit