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!
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…