It’s time to register for the 2016 OSNA State Conference and Food & Equipment Show, March 11-12, at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon! This year’s theme is “School Meal Superheroes.” The annual conference features a varied educational program with a dynamic line-up of speakers from the school nutrition community. You’ll learn new ways to do your job better and boost your school meal superpowers! Stay tuned for a full conference program.
Register by Feb. 26 to receive the early bird discounted rate!
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!
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!
Enter the NSLW Feedback Sweepstakes online, and tell the School Nutrition Association about your plans for NSLW. When you submit your answers you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win over 700 NSLW stickers for your students!
At the end of September and October, SNA will randomly draw 10 prize winners. All winners will NSLW sticker sheets.
The deadline for all your feedback is October 31, 2015 – but enter by September 30 and your stickers will be delivered in time for NSLW. Members who participate may also have their event or idea selected to appear in School Nutrition magazine.
October 12-15, 2015 is the week to celebrate the nation’s school lunch program! This year’s National School Lunch Week (NSLW) theme is “School Lunch Snapshot.” It’s about sharing the best, real images of today’s school lunch—fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, milk, and smiling students. It provides a great opportunity for SNA members to capitalize on using social media to promote your program to parents and students, too!
This year’s theme is “Spicing It Up in School Foodservice!” and the conference will feature educational sessions served up by Chef Brenda of BLT Food and Nutrition who will share her tips on creating school meals that are healthy and delicious.
Visit the Events: Annual Industry Seminar page today for details and registration form downloads!