Gervais Schools has an opening for a Head Cook. Qualified candidates will have progressive, lead-level experience in a production facility with multiple‐food formats and/or base production facility with satellite food operations.
Applications are due by Monday, June 13, and the position starts on August 29, 2016. For full details and application, please visit the Gervais School employment website.
OSNA will hold its Annual Industry Seminar & USDA Foods Show on Friday, October 21 at the Camp Withycombe Armory/Event Center in Clackamas, Oregon. Save the date and stay tuned for registration, program and speaker details!
Vendors who want to showcase USDA Foods (commodities) can now download the booth information sheet and registration/booth equipment order forms from the Annual Industry Seminar page. The reservations deadline is August 15, 2016.
Oakridge School District has a job opening for a Head Cook at Oakridge Junior Senior High School. This position manages, participates in the operation of a school kitchen, and prepares meals at the elementary or secondary school. The Head Cook supervises the other food services employees assigned to the building program and plans the menus to meet state requirements for the building program. The Head Cook is also responsible for keeping records on meals served, food orders, inventory and cash receipts.
The position is open until filled. For a full job description and online application, visit the Oakridge SD Job Listings page.
Need equipment to promote or expand your school breakfast program or to update your cafeteria?
Fuel Up to Play 60 has grant funding! Applications are open online until June 15, 2016. These grants, up to $4,000 per school, are to support academic success through school-wide healthy eating and physical activity initiatives. Apply online at www.fueluptoplay60.com.
Also, here’s something to pass along to your PE teachers. Elementary and middle schools may apply for the Fuel Up to Play 60 NFL Flag Essentials Kit, which includes equipment and curriculum for PE programs. Teachers find these easy-to-use and engaging for all students. Schools may apply for the both the grant and the kit at www.fueluptoplay60.com.
Download the 2016-2017 Playbook Flier (.pdf) today to get a few ideas about how your school can implement touchdown-worthy healthy eating and physical activities!
For questions regarding the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in Oregon or for help with the grant application, please contact:
Crista Hawkins, RDN, LD
Manager, School Programs
Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council
- 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.