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!
Visit our Events: Meetings page for details and to download the registration form. Registration must be complete by June 12.
We are looking for school nutrition directors to present information on the Farm to School and School Gardens funding bill (HB 2721) at several Oregon Legislature Ways and Means Committee on-the-road hearings.
If you (or someone in your district) can attend on of these meetings in your area, please let us know as soon as possible.
HEARING SITES & TIMES
Tuesday, April 14 – Lincoln City, 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Lincoln City Cultural Center
Thursday, April 16 – Gresham, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Mt. Hood Community College
Tuesday, April 21 – Portland (PCC Rock Creek), 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus
Thursday, April 23 – Springfield, 6:30 – 8 p.m. – (site to be determined)
Friday, April 24 – Klamath Falls, 5:30 – 7 p.m. – Oregon Institute of Technology
Saturday, April 25 – Grants Pass, 12:30 – 2 p.m. – Performing Arts Center Lecture Hall at Grants Pass High School
Between preparing healthy meals for America’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes!
School Lunch Hero Day, May 1, 2015, is the perfect opportunity to recognize the hardworking professionals in school cafeterias. The School Nutrition Association has partnered with Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” book series, and Random House, to remind everyone—directors, managers, parents, students, and school staff —that school nutrition employees are superheroes that deserve some recognition.
The day aims to showcase the ways in which school nutrition professionals make a difference for every child who comes through the cafeteria.
For details about School Lunch Hero Day 2015 and to view a video about the inspiration behind the special day, visit SNA’s webpage!
School Nutrition Employee Week: May 4-8, 2015
Keynote and guest speaker Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, President, Nutrition for the Future, Inc., has provided PDFs of all three of her OSNA State Conference presentations for download from our website! Check out the State Conference page to download the presentations…
The Child Nutrition Program Conference brings together education, nutrition, and nonprofit professionals as well as child hunger-prevention advocates to deepen their knowledge of child nutrition programs and promote innovative strategies for building successful local nutrition sites. It’s also a chance to share ideas and challenges with a vibrant professional peer network that can provide support and expertise across a wide variety of issues.