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.
Save the Date!
OSNA is pleased to announce that the OSNA State Conference and Food and Equipment Show will be held at the Salem Conference Center, Salem, Oregon, from March 13-14, 2015. The annual conference is a great networking and educational opportunity for Oregon’s school nutrition professionals, food manufacturers and brokers, and school foodservice suppliers to come together to learn about the latest school cafeteria trends. Mark your calendars and check back soon for registration and program information!
Exhibitors: Please check our State Conference page for the vendor application form and conference center floor plan.
Would you like free trainings? The National Food Service Management Institute is offering free face-to-face training sessions in Oxford, Mississippi for 2015. Participants may earn continuing education credits to use toward certification or credentialing for the School Nutrition Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and other professional organizations.
Click here for a full 2015 NFSMI calendar of free training sessions.
Celebrate National School Breakfast Week 2015 with the theme of “Make the Grade with School Breakfast.” The week highlights how eating a nutritious breakfast helps students achieve success in the classroom and beyond. Get started planning your celebration with free tools and resources.