Diversion Training Opportunity

Please join the ODE USDA Food Distribution Program for a USDA Foods Diversion/Processing training. This training is optional and is intended to assist the USDA Foods order manager in making the decision on whether to divert and how to divert to processors. Three regional trainings will be held in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Clackamas. Registration is required and space is limited to the first 25 registrations per site.

The agenda topics include:

• What is diversion?

• Should I divert?

• How do I divert?

• Diversion procurement requirements

To participate in this training complete the registration form found under the Calendar of Events listings on the ODE USDA Foods webpage.

Vicky Brown Memorial Award Application Now Open


Vicky Brown (1967 – 2014) was North Powder Charter School District’s School Nutrition Director, board member of the Oregon School Nutrition Association and a true voice for Eastern Oregon in the Farm to School world. She was dedicated to her school and community and was equally passionate about Farm to School and school gardens. She was devoted to building connections between farmers and schools and made it her crusade to get local food into remote areas of our state.

As a way to honor Vicky’s dedication the Oregon School Nutrition Association will award a one-time grant to a school or community program that is striving to bring local products to their school community through school gardens, farm to school, or other original project. If you are interested in applying for the award please fill out the submission form linked below prior to February 14, 2015. The award will be presented March 14, 2015 at the OSNA State conference in Salem.





Save the Date!

OSNA State Conference is coming March 13 & 14, 2015!

Salem Conference Center



Would you like free trainings?

The National Food Service Management Institute is offering free face-to-face training sessions in Oxford, Mississippi for 2015. Keep the calendar below handy and plan your training session soon.

Participants may earn continuing education credit to use toward certification or credentialing for the School Nutrition Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, or other professional organizations.

Please click this link for a list of   NFSMI Free Trainings





MARCH 2-6, 2015

Celebrate NSBW 2015 with the theme of “Make the Grade with School Breakfast.” It highlights how eating a nutritious breakfast helps students achieve success in the classroom and beyond. Get started planning your celebration with free tools and resources.






OSNA Members at LAC Boston 2014

OSNA Members Attending ANC Boston 2014






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