Resource Partners

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USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service Office of Food Safety’s¬†mission is to protect people served by FNS programs from foodborne illness. They do this by developing food safety education, instruction and technical assistance resources to support FNS program operators. The Office of Food Safety relies on science based food safety research and works closely with external food safety partners to make sure that their resources are useful and reflect current knowledge.

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The Center of Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Programs
 at Kansas State University provides science-based support to improve the safety of foods served in child nutrition programs across the United States, particularly those served in schools and child care settings.

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The Institute of Child Nutrition
, located at the University of Mississippi, was established by Congress in 1989 as a partner with USDA to provide information and services that promote the continuous improvement of child nutrition programs. The Institute offers free education and training resources through various modalities such as face-to-face trainings, online courses, videos and posters to support the professional development of child nutrition program personnel at all levels of responsibility.