Registration is now open for the 2016 OSNA Annual Industry Seminar & USDA Foods Show. This year’s fun-filled educational event will be held on Friday, October 21 at the Camp Withycombe Armory/Event Center in Clackamas.
Please visit the Annual Industry Seminar page for preliminary program, registration and hotel information. Hope to see you there!
As part of Let’s Do Breakfast, Oregon! campaign, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council and Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs are excited to announce the second annual 2016 November School Challenge.
Schools are encouraged to enroll to celebrate school breakfast, boost student participation and win cool prizes!
Register this month between Sept. 1-30 and participate during the month of November! Get details, enrollment information and the official toolkit online at https://oregonhunger.org/breakfast-challenge.
Sherwood School District has announced an opening for a Food Service Manager at Archer Glen Elementary School. The successful applicant will direct the operations of the school kitchen with assistance from the Director of Nutrition and Food Services. The Food Service Manager is responsible for day-to-day performance of tasks required to provide a food service programs to a school population, including providing assistance in schools to plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals to students and staff in a sanitary, efficient and friendly environment.
For a full job description and online application, please visit the Sherwood SD Employment page. Applications will remain open until the position is filled.
The Oregon School Nutrition Association was well-represented at this year’s SNA Annual National Conference in Texas. Among the Oregon delegates attending the 2016 ANC, from left: (Row 1) Suzann Kayser, Becki Wicks, Cheri Meeker, Troy Vennewitz, Anne Leavens, Jeri Paull, Lynne Shore; (Row 2) Kory McVeety, Jessica Visinsky, Yvette Parker, Nathan Roedel, Teresa Dorondo, Lea Waddington, Kayla Lynn, Anya Friday, and Gitta Grether-Sweeney; (Row 3) Crista Hawkins, Caroline Hamina, Tina Senz, Jessica Harmon, Karen Beckner Janelle Bennett-Gossett, Leslie Phillips, and Marsha Hart.
On July 21, 2016, the Obama Administration announced four final rules that implement important provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) building on the progress schools across the country have already made in the improved nutritional quality of meals served in schools. The four are Smart Snacks in School, Local School Wellness Policy, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), and the Administrative Review final rules.
As a key component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to raise a healthier generation, the rules will ensure that children have access to healthy snacks and that nutrition standards for the foods marketed and served in schools are consistent. The rules will also promote integrity across the school meals programs.
“I am thrilled with the progress we continue to make in building healthier learning environments for our kids with science-based nutrition standards for all food sold and marketed in schools. As a mom, I know how hard parents work to provide nutritious meals and snacks to their kids, and we want to make sure we support those efforts with healthy choices at school,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “I am inspired by the tremendous work that’s being done in schools across the country to provide our kids healthy food to fuel them throughout the day so that they can grow up healthy and fulfill their boundless promise.”
Read the press release here…
The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council has a job opening for a Manager of School Programs, who will lead the planning, implementation and evaluation of Oregon’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program. The selected candidate will possess the ability to develop strong, collaborative working relationships with internal and external contacts, including key influencers within the school setting.
Bethel School District Nutrition Services is seeking a temporary grant-funded Farm to School/Nutrition Education Coordinator. Bethel School District is developing a 2-3 acre production farm with a goal of growing fresh produce to serve in school meals. This position will work closely with the farm manager, Nutrition Services staff, Kalapuya High School staff and students to provide implementation support for district-wide Farm to School and Nutrition Education programming.
This is a 1-year grant funded position, and continuation is dependent on grant funding and budget status. The start date is August 1, 2016, and the position will be open until filled.
Woodburn Schools has a job opening for a Nutrition Services Assistant II at Nellie Muir Elementary. The qualified candidate will prepare and distribute food items for the consumption by students and school personnel and maintain facilities in a sanitary condition. Please visit the Woodburn Schools Jobs page for full job description and online application form.