It’s time to register for the 2016 OSNA State Conference and Food & Equipment Show, March 11-12, at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon! This year’s theme is “School Meal Superheroes.” The annual conference features a varied educational program with a dynamic line-up of speakers from the school nutrition community. You’ll learn new ways to do your job better and boost your school meal superpowers! Stay tuned for a full conference program.
Register by Feb. 26 to receive the early bird discounted rate!
Are you excited about what Child Nutrition Programs can do for the state of Oregon? We are hiring for a limited duration, part-time Child Nutrition Specialist with the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This position is located in Salem, Oregon, and is classified and represented by Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The successful candidate will provide timely leadership, coordination, technical assistance, and support to institutions, programs and individuals in the administration, planning, development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and improvement of nutrition services and nutrition education programs.
Visit the State of Oregon Job Opportunities web page for details and an online application form. Applications are due by February 14, 2016.
Reynolds School District has an opening for a Cook Manager IIB at Hauton B. Lee Middle School. The position responsibilities include guiding assigned personnel in food service operation, preparing and distributing food service items for consumption by students and school personnel; maintaining inventories of food service items; and maintaining facilities in a sanitary condition. Prior job related experience in food preparation, serving and basic kitchen activities, with increasing levels of responsibilities, preferably in school and/or instructional setting is required.
Click here to apply online and for further details by January 20, 2016.
Your school’s alternative breakfast program helps students start the school day with a nutritious meal. Highlight your program’s success by entering the Action for Healthy Kids Lights, Camera, Breakfast Contest. Submit a creative 1-minute video that could win your school a grand prize of $5,000. Plus, prize money is available for nine other schools.
Click to visit the Lights, Camera, Breakfast webpage for details, where you can also download the Contest Information Sheet.
Your chance of winning is high! Entry deadline extended until January 22, 2016. Have fun and good luck!
- State accredited schools (K-12) in the 50 United States/D.C.
- Must offer an alternative breakfast program, e.g. breakfast in the classroom, grab-and-go breakfast, second chance breakfast
- 40% or more of the student population eligible for free/reduced-price meals
Entries will be judged on:
- The best demonstration of alternative breakfast
- Connection to the School Nutrition Association’s 2016 National School Breakfast Week theme, “Wake Up to School Breakfast”
- Overall quality of submission
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lights, Camera, Breakfast Contest is made possible through the support of the Kellogg Company Fund.
Culver School District has announced an opening for the full-time position of Nutrition Services Lead Cook. Under direct supervision, the Nutrition Services Lead Cook performs food prep, service and kitchen cleaning duties, and does related work as required. The lead cook must interact in a professional manner with students, staff, and the public on a regular basis.
Deadline for applications is January 3, 2016. For details about the position and to apply online, please visit the Culver School District website.
Hillsboro School District has announced an opening for the position of Director of Nutrition Services. The qualified candidate will plan, direct, monitor and maintain the day-to-day operational and fiscal function of the Nutrition Services department. This position will provide guidance and leadership to department office, warehouse and school staff. This position will ensure compliance with state, federal and local regulations. This position works with school principals and district administration in coordinating program services and activities.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Interested applicants should visit the Hillsboro SD Job Listings page for further details and online application form.
The Nutrition Council of Oregon, the Oregon Dairy Council, and the Oregon Department of Education are pleased to announce that the 2015-16 School Wellness Award applications are now available online. This award is meant to acknowledge YOUR hard work in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and school wellness.
Completed applications will be accepted until Friday, January 29, 2016. All applications will be reviewed and a Blue Ribbon Panel will select 3 schools to receive a $2,500 award to further fund wellness efforts, a personalized plaque, and a custom banner. This is a unique opportunity to bring positive media and public attention to the great work you all are doing.
To start the Survey Monkey application, click here.
Get details and a list of previous winners at the ODE School Wellness Awards web page.
What’s shaking in USDA’s school meals programs? Check out the USDA Blog to find out what you can do this school year to “spice” things up and take school meals to the next level. A free USDA infographic “What’s Shaking?” illustrates ways to boost flavor while reducing sodium. Visit the blog to choose from various sizes.
Thanks to all of our speakers, vendors and attendees for making OSNA’s Annual Industry Seminar and USDA Foods Show another successful educational event! This year’s meeting, held October 16, 2015 at the Camp Withycombe Armory and Event Center in Clackamas, Oregon, featured the theme “Spicing It Up in School Foodservice!”
Featured speaker Chef Brenda L. Thompson-Wattles, RDN, LD, seasoned her two presentations with insightful advice and timely tips for school nutrition directors and cooks about how to increase participation with passion and enthusiasm. Visit our Annual Industry Seminar Page to download PDFs of Chef Brenda’s presentations!