What’s shaking in USDA’s school meals programs? Check out the USDA Blog to find out what you can do this school year to “spice” things up and take school meals to the next level. A free USDA infographic “What’s Shaking?” illustrates ways to boost flavor while reducing sodium. Visit the blog to choose from various sizes.
Thanks to all of our speakers, vendors and attendees for making OSNA’s Annual Industry Seminar and USDA Foods Show another successful educational event! This year’s meeting, held October 16, 2015 at the Camp Withycombe Armory and Event Center in Clackamas, Oregon, featured the theme “Spicing It Up in School Foodservice!”
Featured speaker Chef Brenda L. Thompson-Wattles, RDN, LD, seasoned her two presentations with insightful advice and timely tips for school nutrition directors and cooks about how to increase participation with passion and enthusiasm. Visit our Annual Industry Seminar Page to download PDFs of Chef Brenda’s presentations!
Do you have a passion to serve others by creating healthy kids and communities? Do you enjoy travel and working with people enthusiastic about helping others? Are you excited about what Child Nutrition Programs can do for the state of Oregon? The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is hiring for a permanent, full-time Child Nutrition Specialist with National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). This position is located in Salem, Oregon.
Job duties include providing timely leadership, monitoring, technical assistance, and support to institutions, programs and individuals in the administration, planning, development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and improvement of nutrition services and nutrition education programs. For a full job description and application, please visit the ODE Job Openings page online.
Oregon Trail School District has announced an opening for a Food Service Site Leader at Naas Elementary School. The job entails performing routine kitchen duties, food preparation, clean up and related work in preparing and distributing food for consumption by students and school personnel. Qualified applicants will have one year of progressively responsible experience in food preparation, cooking and baking for a school lunch or similar program, including menu planning, food orders, inventory control and work coordination. Please visit the Oregon Trails Job Vacancies page for details and employment application.
Visit our Resources page and download the PDF version of the 2015-2016 OSNA Directory today! In its 20th year of publication, this valuable reference is the only school food service directory that provides detailed contact information for Oregon’s school nutrition professionals working in the state’s public, private and residential child care institutions.
Attendees of the Oct. 16 OSNA Annual Industry Seminar will receive the first distribution of the spiral-bound print directory.
As part of our efforts to promote and increase student participation in the School Breakfast Program in Oregon, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Oregon Dairy Council, and Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs are excited to announce the 2015 November School Challenge!
Schools are encouraged to enroll to celebrate school breakfast, boost student participation, and win cool prizes!
Through the School Breakfast Challenge, participating schools will gear up to increase student participation in the School Breakfast Program for the month of November. Schools will receive resources and support from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Oregon Dairy Council, and Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs. First and second place and spirit award winners will be celebrated grandly and receive prize packages for their schools.
The first 20 schools to register will receive a Challenge Toolkit complete with marketing and promotional materials, templates, and other resources for student, parent, and staff engagement. Register your school here!
Registration open: Tuesday, September 15th – Thursday, October 15th.
Challenge dates: Monday, November 2nd – Friday, December 4th.
For official details, please see our Challenge Guidelines (PDF, 551KB).
For more information, contact Katherine Selin, School Breakfast Coordinator at Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon at Katherine@oregonhunger.org or 503-595-5501 ext 311.
Download and share the November School Breakfast Challenge flyer (PDF, 1.76 MB)
To follow along, use #LetsDoBreakfastOregon!
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4. Applicants will be directed to pick their Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Plays.
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