Thank you to all OSNA members who donated costumes, accessories and craft items to Chelsea’s Closet, the Portland-based charity that provides sick kids in Oregon with a chance to dress up and have fun.
Suzann Kayser of JG Neil and OSNA Industry Committee co-hair met with the folks from Chelsea’s Closet in mid-November and turned over the costumes. “They were very grateful,” she said.
The Oregon School Nutrition Association (OSNA) is seeking proposals for sessions to be presented during our association’s annual State Conference at the Salem Convention Center, Salem, Oregon, March 15-16, 2019.
OSNA’s membership consists of school nutrition professionals and our conference attendees are school kitchen cooks, district nutrition directors, vendors and state agency personnel.
We hold this conference annually as a way for our members to attend professional development sessions, network with each other, and attend the Food and Equipment tradeshow held on the second day of conference.
We are issuing this request for proposal (RFP) because we believe that there are many organizations, vendors and businesses available to speak on topics that will interest our audience. We would like to give everyone the chance to submit a session proposal to help us make this our best conference yet. Our budget is limited for booking speakers who require payment; therefore, volunteer speakers are greatly appreciated.
Session proposals should include content that will meet the USDA Professional Development Standards. All school nutrition staff are required to earn a minimum amount of CEUs annually and many of our attendees use our conference as a way to complete those training hours.
If your business, organization, or network has content to share with school nutrition professionals attending our conference, please consider submitting a proposal for a session or keynote address. Sessions and/or topic areas that draw a crowd are:
- Marketing/Social Media/How to Market on a Budget
- Culinary Tips, Demonstrations
- Local Purchasing
- Expanding School Nutrition Programs
- Equipment/Smallwares (with an emphasis on affordable tips to make kitchens more efficient)
- Financial Management
- Increasing Participation in School Breakfast
- Lunch Shaming
Please submit session proposals, including any fees associated with your session or keynote address, to: Becki Wicks, firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 2, 2018.
Accepted proposals will be awarded by November 16, 2018.
Hello nutrition and hunger prevention partners!
Please join us this Friday, May 18, 2018 in raising awareness of the Summer Food Service Program across Oregon. The Summer Meals Promotion day aims to connect families early on to local programs in their communities, so they can plan for a fun and healthy summer!
We hope you’ll help in the following ways:
Check out the Communications Guide on Google Drive for easy social media content and images
Share the short newsletter article included within the Communications Guide – in 5 languages!
Talk about SummerFoodOregon.org; it will have a new look beginning May 15, will be available in five languages, and will feature a Summer Meals Experience survey for families so we can better meet their needs (with drawings for $20 gift cards)
Tag @Summer Meals Oregon and use #summermealsor when you visit local programs or to show off your own local program.
Please pass this information along to your need-to-know networks!
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs
In conjunction with the OSNA State Conference and Food Show, the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council is sponsoring a pre-conference Agriculture Tour on Friday, March 9. The bus tour will feature visits to Abiqua Dairy, Norpac and Truitt Bros. in the Salem area.
This year’s emoji-based theme is already getting many thumb’s-up likes and huge smiley faces. Are you ready to “speak” to your student customers about the benefits of school breakfast in their language? The SNA Emporium is your source for giveaways, cafeteria décor and team garb to make sure your celebration earns hearts during NSBW–and any other time you are promoting school breakfast.
Place orders today to ensure products arrive on time! Visit the SNA Emporium or call (800) 728-0728. For celebration ideas, media tips and details on an exciting NSBW contest, visit www.schoolnutrition.org/nsbw.
Interested in exhibiting at OSNA’s State Conference and Food & Equipment Show? The 2018 vendor information sheet, registration form and show floor layout are available at our State Conference page!
Booth reservations and vendor registrations are due by Feb. 10, 2018, so don’t delay!