ICN Help Desk


The Institute of Child Nutrition's experienced school meals specialists are on call to answer questions and provide information or referrals related to serving healthy, safe meals in schools and child care settings.

Call toll free at 800-321-3054, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST) Monday through Friday, to speak with our staff. Fax questions to 800-321-3061 or send by e-mail to helpdesk@theicn.org.

We have information on child nutrition topics such as:

  • Planning healthy meals
  • USDA recipes
  • Computer applications
  • Procurement
  • Food production
  • Meal service equipment
  • Facility design
  • Financial management
  • Personnel management
  • Marketing
  • Quality assurance
  • School wellness
  • Food safety
  • Special needs

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