The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs has a Child Nutrition Specialist position opening. The opening is on the Community Nutrition Team, working with the Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors. The recruitment closes February 11, 2015.
For details and to apply, please view the job description online.
The November/December 2014 issue of The American Gardener Magazine, published by the American Horticultural Society, features a profile of Rick Sherman, Farm to School and School Garden Program Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Education. Read the article.
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 link below prior to February 14, 2015. The award will be presented March 14, 2015 at the OSNA State Conference in Salem. Get the award application.
Save the Date!
OSNA is pleased to announce that the OSNA State Conference and Food and Equipment Show will be held at the Salem Conference Center, Salem, Oregon, from March 13-14, 2015. The annual conference is a great networking and educational opportunity for Oregon’s school nutrition professionals, food manufacturers and brokers, and school foodservice suppliers to come together to learn about the latest school cafeteria trends. Mark your calendars and check back soon for registration and program information!
Exhibitors: Please check our State Conference page for the vendor application form and conference center floor plan.
Would you like free trainings? The National Food Service Management Institute is offering free face-to-face training sessions in Oxford, Mississippi for 2015. Participants may earn continuing education credits to use toward certification or credentialing for the School Nutrition Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and other professional organizations.
Click here for a full 2015 NFSMI calendar of free training sessions.
Celebrate National School Breakfast Week 2015 with the theme of “Make the Grade with School Breakfast.” The week 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.
Portland Public Schools
Responsible for ensuring high quality food and customer service and compliance with all Child Nutrition Program regulations, Department Policies and District Wellness Policy. Works as a team member with other coordinators and program managers sharing responsibility for schools in the Portland District.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/departments/hr/2754.htm