Get details on the latest happenings in school nutrition and updated information on OSNA’s 2017 State Conference in the January 2017 edition of our e-newsletter, OSNA School Meal Scoop!
Check out the latest issue of our e-newsletter, OSNA School Meal Scoop!
To examine how school meal programs have encouraged good decisions among their students, the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project—a joint initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—commissioned a nationally representative sample of school nutrition department directors. The project also gathered insights on the survey data from a panel of school nutrition leaders whose districts are recognized for their success in serving healthy meals and snacks. The research makes clear that multiple strategies, particularly those that engage children’s creativity and invite their input, have helped instill healthy eating behaviors at schools across the country.
Click here to download the initiative’s new Fact Sheet: Schools Embrace Proven Strategies to Promote Students’ Healthy Eating (.pdf) to get the scoop on how nutrition directors encourage involving kids in food choices and expand meal service beyond the cafeteria.
Need equipment to update your cafeteria or promote/expand your school breakfast program? Fuel Up to Play 60 has grant funding, up to $4,000/school, to support academic success through school-wide healthy eating and physical activity initiatives.
Applications are open online until November 2, 2016 at www.fueluptoplay60.com.
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.
Visit our Resources page and download the PDF version of the 2015-2016 OSNA Directory today! In its 20th year of publication, this valuable reference is the only school food service directory that provides detailed contact information for Oregon’s school nutrition professionals working in the state’s public, private and residential child care institutions.
Attendees of the Oct. 16 OSNA Annual Industry Seminar will receive the first distribution of the spiral-bound print directory.