- Establish and monitor Food Services Department goals and objectives in relation to sound principles of food service management, current practice in adult and child nutrition, and district goals and objectives.
- In coordination with Business Services, plan and administer Food Services Department budget to include adequate accounting records and cost control analysis systems.
- Plan, organize, direct, hire, train, review, and evaluate food services staff at 10 schools and in the food services office.
- Work with principals and teaching staff to develop a food services program as a practical application of sound nutrition, as a means for improving the health and nutrition of students, and as a part of the learning experience.
- Develop menus consistent with current adult and child nutrition practices and USDA requirements for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.
Click here for a full job description and online application.
Former Oregon Duck quarterback and current San Diego Charger backup quarterback Kellen Clemens was at Ontario High School to help motivate high school students on the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program. Clemens signed autographs, posters, and t-shirts to help promote healthy eating and gave an inspiring message that it doesn’t matter if you come from a small town you can still make an impact on your body.
Check out the KOIN 6 TV news story (yes, there’s Pam Suyematsu, Ontario School District Food Services Manager and former president of OSNA, to the right of Kellen in the opening shot!).
Three in five students — more than 30 million children — rely on school meals for one to two meals a day. In an effort to fuel healthy kids, Fuel Up to Play 60, USDA, in collaboration with the NFL and GENYOUth, have made $35 million in grants to schools nationwide to purchase kitchen equipment and infrastructure that will enable them to serve nutritious meals that meet dietary guidelines — and that kids want to eat.
Thanks to Crista Hawkins and the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council team for sharing this link with OSNA members!
Woodburn School District has announced a new job opening for a Nutrition Services Specialist. In collaboration with the Nutrition Services Supervisor, the Nutrition Services Specialist plans, develops, writes, analyzes and standardizes recipes and menus to assure compliance with USDA meal pattern requirements. The Nutrition Services Specialist serves as a nutritional resource to students and staff; oversees menu planning, nutrition and health, nutrient analysis, costing, safety and sanitation practices; originates plans, and adapts and/or develops systems to accomplish tasks.
View the full job description and online application form at the Woodburn School District website.
Portland Public Schools has a position available for a Nutrition Services Procurement Specialist who will provide complex and varied support in the procurement, receipt, distribution for supplies, materials, food, and related services for the Nutrition Services Department. Under general supervision, the specialist will perform a variety of specialized duties related to the procurement, receipt, distribution of food and related supplies, materials and services for Nutrition Services; develop, maintain and expand vendor relationships; forecast needs; and order and follow-up on activities to assure efficient, fiscally sound and timely purchases.
For a full job description and online application, please visit the PPS job listing.
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is excited to open the eighth season of the Summer Meals Support Fund. Since 2009, the grant program has provided start-up and expansion grants to communities throughout Oregon, partnering with over 115 unique organizations. The $2,500 and $5,000 awards are available to new or growing summer meals sites and sponsors to support community-based programs in connecting more kids to summer nutrition and enrichment while school is out.
A special thanks to our super paparazzi, Jeri Paull and Steve Bricher!
This year’s annual meeting and food tradeshow is a part of history now, but OSNA members can still help us improve for the future.
Please take a moment to complete our 2016 Conference Survey and let us know what you liked about this year’s program, speakers and sessions and what you’d like to see at next year’s event.
Please email me if you have questions about accessing the
survey form. Thanks in advance for your feedback!
Vice President, OSNA 2015-2016
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Food Service Director at Astoria School District. The Food Service Director provides management of planning, organizing, supervising, and coordination of district-wide food service operations. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in areas related to food and nutrition, dietitian services, administration or management. Successful food service experience is preferred.
For a full job description and online application form, please visit the Astoria School District Job Listings page.
Application deadline: April 6, 2016 by 12 noon.
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Please click the OSNA Elections Survey Monkey link to get acquainted with the candidates, to see an Area map and to cast your votes today!
Schools are invited to participate in the Try 5 for Breakfast activity series to promote school breakfast and engagement. Theme days include Share a Success Story Day, Invite Families to Breakfast Day, and Try-Day Friday.
Participating schools will receive $200 awards and huge accolades upon completion of four activities throughout the week. For more information and resources to participate, please visit https://oregonhunger.org/schoolbreakfastweek.
Try 5 for Breakfast Week is a project of the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, and Oregon School Nutrition Association.
Questions? Please contact Marcella Miller at Marcella@oregonhunger.org. $200 school awards generously provided by Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council for up to 25 schools.