Thank you to all OSNA members who donated costumes, accessories and craft items to Chelsea’s Closet, the Portland-based charity that provides sick kids in Oregon with a chance to dress up and have fun.
Suzann Kayser of JG Neil and OSNA Industry Committee co-hair met with the folks from Chelsea’s Closet in mid-November and turned over the costumes. “They were very grateful,” she said.
The Estacada School District is seeking a Lead Managing Cook to begin on November 13, 2018.
The position is responsible to:
- Prepare and serve food in a school kitchen in accordance with planned menus and recipes while providing excellent customer service.
- Serve food, inventories supplies, and assist with cleaning of kitchen and cooking utensils.
- Work primarily with other cook staff, nutrition services director, building staff and students to promote a successful food service program.
Applications will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 29. For a full job description and to apply online, please visit the Estacada SD website.
Or download the job information flier here.
The OSNA Executive Board is looking to fill our Area 1 Representative position. If you are a current Oregon SNA member, would like to become involved with Oregon SNA, and work in one of the following counties; Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Washington, Portland, Multnomah, or Clackamas
What does an Area rep do? As part of your role on the board you will attend four Executive Board Meetings a year and contribute to making important decisions in relation to our association. Be part of the team that hosts our annual Spring Conference and be a support liaison for members in your area.
If you are interested in this position, please email Anne Leavens, email@example.com by Sept. 12, 2018. We hope to hold elections at the end of September.
Lowell School District seeks outstanding candidates for the position of full-time Lead Cafeteria Worker for the Lowell Food Service Program, starting September 4, 2018.
Position: To improve student achievement by preparing school meals for students in compliance with USDA administered child nutrition programs.
Work schedule is typically: 175 student contact days annually, September through mid-June, weekdays from 7:45 am to 4:15 pm. This is an 8-hour per day position. Future work days and hours may vary as needed. Additional hours may be required as needed.
Visit the Lowell SD Employment page for a full description and to apply online.
The Oregon School Nutrition Association (OSNA) is seeking proposals for sessions to be presented during our association’s annual State Conference at the Salem Convention Center, Salem, Oregon, March 15-16, 2019.
OSNA’s membership consists of school nutrition professionals and our conference attendees are school kitchen cooks, district nutrition directors, vendors and state agency personnel.
We hold this conference annually as a way for our members to attend professional development sessions, network with each other, and attend the Food and Equipment tradeshow held on the second day of conference.
We are issuing this request for proposal (RFP) because we believe that there are many organizations, vendors and businesses available to speak on topics that will interest our audience. We would like to give everyone the chance to submit a session proposal to help us make this our best conference yet. Our budget is limited for booking speakers who require payment; therefore, volunteer speakers are greatly appreciated.
Session proposals should include content that will meet the USDA Professional Development Standards. All school nutrition staff are required to earn a minimum amount of CEUs annually and many of our attendees use our conference as a way to complete those training hours.
If your business, organization, or network has content to share with school nutrition professionals attending our conference, please consider submitting a proposal for a session or keynote address. Sessions and/or topic areas that draw a crowd are:
- Marketing/Social Media/How to Market on a Budget
- Culinary Tips, Demonstrations
- Local Purchasing
- Expanding School Nutrition Programs
- Equipment/Smallwares (with an emphasis on affordable tips to make kitchens more efficient)
- Financial Management
- Increasing Participation in School Breakfast
- Lunch Shaming
Please submit session proposals, including any fees associated with your session or keynote address, to: Becki Wicks, firstname.lastname@example.org, by October 2, 2018.
Accepted proposals will be awarded by November 16, 2018.
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.