The Bend-La Pine School District has announced a position opening for a Nutrition Services Manager I at Mountain View High School.
Under minimal supervision, the Nutrition Services Kitchen Manager I directs the operation of a self-contained school kitchen and/or assist the Executive Chef with a production kitchen. The Nutrition Services Kitchen Manager I performs independent work as part of an overall team effort. The supervisory functions of this position require human relations and communications skills and the ability to direct, guide, and motivate others.
View the full job description, qualification requirements and application at the Bend-La Pine School District website.
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 non-profit Oregon School Nutrition Association has awarded Karin Nichols, nutrition manager with Sue Buel Elementary School in McMinnville, OR, the Manager of the Year Award. The award, considered the highest honor a school nutrition manager can earn, recognizes a cafeteria manager who has demonstrated dedication and ingenuity to improve his or her school meal program.
Karin Nichols has been employed by McMinnville School District for more than 16 years. She is the cafeteria manager at Sue Buel Elementary School and previously managed Memorial Elementary Kitchen. Karin also assists with catering, and has worked in summer feeding and afterschool programs. Most recently, Karin and one of her staff members were honored for administering the Heimlich maneuver to save the life of one of her students.
“Dedicated cafeteria managers work tirelessly to implement projects and support initiatives to ensure students have access to healthy meals and to improve their dining experience,” said Cindi Hiatt-Henry, president of the Oregon School Nutrition Association. “Karin exemplifies excellence in school foodservice, going above and beyond to enhance the Buel Elementary School community.”
The Manager of the Year Award is in honor of Louise Sublette, a leader in school nutrition in her state and in the national School Nutrition Association. During her 43 years in the profession, Sublette worked in many areas of foodservice—public schools, colleges, hospitals and elderly feeding programs. Sublette dedicated her career to honoring school nutrition professionals and ensuring those who work in school cafeterias have access to professional development opportunities, empowering them to help their school meal programs flourish.
Karin was recently honored at the Oregon School Nutrition Association State Conference on March 14 in Salem, Oregon. As the winner from the state of Oregon, Karin will also be considered for the national School Nutrition Association’s Manager of the Year Award.
The McMinnville School District is featured in the national Beyond Breakfast Blog today in Part 1 of a two-part series on breakfast in the classroom. The article features interviews with McMinnville SD’s School Nutrition Director Cindi Hiatt-Henry and Crista Hawkins of the Oregon Dairy Council. Find out more about how the district has successfully implemented breakfast-in-the-classroom (BIC) and why they believe BIC is the perfect fit for their schools! Read more…
The Oregon School Nutrition Association (OSNA) is holding elections for positions on its Executive Board. The positions open are Secretary, Vice President, and Area Representatives in Areas 1, 3 and 5. Please click the OSNA Elections Survey Monkey link to cast your votes today!
Voting ends Wednesday, March 11 at 12 noon PST.
“Let’s Do Breakfast Oregon” is a new awareness campaign to encourage more schools to serve breakfast in the first few minutes of first period. Annie Kirschner, program director with Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, says legislation (HB 2846) in Salem would allow that without compromising teachers’ instructional time. She predicts the bill will pass.
Other partners in the campaign are the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Dairy Council, which is offering grants to help schools that might need extra equipment for expanding breakfast programs. Read more…
Nominations for SNA State Awards are due to the OSNA Executive Board on Friday, March 6. We want Oregon to be included in the parade of distinguished SNA members at the association’s Annual National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.
Please follow this link to SNA’s website to find out more, and email Cindi Hiatt-Henry for details on how to nominate a deserving Oregon school nutrition professional! But hurry, applications are due this Friday, March 6!