Dear OSNA Members:
SNA’s Certificate in School Nutrition Program now has 4 Levels! The new Level 2 Certificate to bridge the large jump in training requirements between Level 1 and the old Level 2 has launched. The goal of the new Level 2 is to provide members with a more realistic professional growth path.
Updated Program Guide and Application
All of the certificate documentation has been updated to reflect the new level and can be downloaded below:
- SNA Certificate in School Nutrition Program Guide
- Certificate Application Form
- Certificate Program Submission Cover Sheet
Please take a moment to update your State Association website if you had the old documents posted.
Updated tools including videos, flyers and social media buttons to promote the new certificate level are in the process of being rolled out and will be fully available for the Back to School season.
Certificate Level Name Changes – Updated Rosters
There are no changes for Level 1 Certificate holders, but existing Level 2 and Level 3 certificate holders have been notified that their certificate has been renamed Level 3 and Level 4 respectively. Your state certificate rosters have been updated to reflect the new level and name changes and can be downloaded from www.schoolnutrition.org/myaccount.
You can find out more at about the changes to SNA’s certificate program and the new Level 2 at www.schoolnutrition.org/certificate and if you still have questions, please contact our Certificate Team at certSNS@schoolnutrition.org.
Thank you so much for your support!
State Affiliate Relations Manager
School Nutrition Association
120 Waterfront Street, Suite 300
National Harbor, MD 20745
Direct Phone: 301-686-3074
Phone: 301-686-3100, ext 174
Toll-Free: 800-877-8822, ext 174
Now, when one in every six children suffer from hunger in the United States, millions of American school children could lose access to meals served through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) if some Members of Congress get their way.
This is why SNA has launched the Stop the Block Coalition and website (stopblockgrantsnow.org). The Coalition, comprised of a network of allied organizations across the nation, will advocate against Block Grants for school nutrition programs and urge Congress to live up to its commitment to American children at risk of hunger. SNA is currently working to enlist coalition members.
Individuals are encouraged to join the fight by sending a letter to their legislators, sharing the #StoptheBlock FAQs and infographic on social media, and continuing local education efforts on the detrimental nature of block granting school nutrition programs.
Amity School District has an immediate opening for a Cook’s Assistant, who participates in and assists with the preparation and serving of meals for the schools in the district. The position hours are 8 hours per day for 4 days per week.
Please click here to download a PDF with the full job description and application form details.
Hello nutrition and hunger prevention partners!
Please join us this Friday, May 18, 2018 in raising awareness of the Summer Food Service Program across Oregon. The Summer Meals Promotion day aims to connect families early on to local programs in their communities, so they can plan for a fun and healthy summer!
We hope you’ll help in the following ways:
Check out the Communications Guide on Google Drive for easy social media content and images
Share the short newsletter article included within the Communications Guide – in 5 languages!
Talk about SummerFoodOregon.org; it will have a new look beginning May 15, will be available in five languages, and will feature a Summer Meals Experience survey for families so we can better meet their needs (with drawings for $20 gift cards)
Tag @Summer Meals Oregon and use #summermealsor when you visit local programs or to show off your own local program.
Please pass this information along to your need-to-know networks!
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs
Oregon school districts are hiring now for a number of school nutrition program positions. Click the links below for full position details, applications and application deadlines.
Director of Nutrition Services, Ashland School District
General Manager 4 Food – Schools (Enrollment 10,000 +), Sodexo (Gresham)
Nutrition Services Field Supervisor, Beaverton School District
Nutrition Services Coordinator – DOC, West Linn-Wilsonville School District
Lead Cook, Colton School District
Nutrition Services I (Summer), North Wasco County School District
Food Service Specialist (2 positions), Corvallis School District
The School Nutrition Association Foundation published a video on its YouTube channel, “Meet Lynne Shore from Willamina, OR – a 2018 School Nutrition Foundation, School Nutrition Hero.”
Click here to find out more about this amazing OSNA member and leader!
SNA SmartBriefs featured the April 20 East Oregonian newspaper story, “McNary Heights Elementary awarded for school wellness programs.”
The Ontario School District elementary school received statewide recognition as an ODE School Wellness Award winner for its breakfast program. Read the story here.
In an April 18 broadcast, ABC affiliate KDRV (Medford) featured the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council’s efforts in working with schools statewide to improve cafeteria menus.
Click here to watch NewsWatch 12 This Morning reporter Cassandra Mlynarek explain how the Central Point School District is upgrading its menu for students. OSNA President and Central Point School Nutrition Director Anne Leavens is featured!
Ashland School District is seeking an inspired individual to fulfill the role of the Director of Nutrition Services. The successful candidate will be able to plan, direct, monitor and maintain the day-to-day operational and fiscal operation of the Nutrition Services department. This position will ensure compliance with state, federal, and local regulations. The position provides support for Nutrition Services department employees.
Please visit Ashland School District Employment page website for full details: http://www.ashland.k12.or.us/
The position is open until filled, but the first screening of applicants will take place on April 13, 2018.
Woodburn Schools has announced a position opening for a Nutrition Services Lead at French Prairie Middle School. In collaboration with the Nutrition Services Department, the Nutrition Service Lead will plan, participate and supervise the preparation and serving of food items that meet mandated nutritional requirements and/or request of students and school personnel.
For full job description and to apply online, please visit: https://woodburn.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=519