Jefferson School District has announced an opening for the position of Child Nutrition Director. The salaried position offers a comprehensive benefits package. The position is open until filled, and applicant screening will begin May 11, 2017. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.
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.
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.
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
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.
This is a 3-hour refresher course, which includes the ServSafe® exam administered by an ORLA trainer. Doors open at 8:00 am. The class begins at 8:30 am and ends at 12 noon. A light snack and beverage is available at a small additional cost.
Interested OSNA members are welcome to register for the class by Dec. 18. Register for the Feb. 5 ServSafe® class directly with ORLA.The cost of the class (including materials and exam) is $138. Registration by December 18 is required in order for participants to receive pre-study materials. ServSafe® materials will be sent after payment is received.
To register, download the ServSafe® Class Registration Form. Fax or mail your completed form and payment to:
Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association
8565 SW Salish Lane, Suite 120
Wilsonville, OR, 97070
2. A light snack and beverage will be provided by the OSNA Reynolds Chapter at a cost of $7.00 per registrant. Please send check made payable to Reynolds Nutrition-OSNA to:
Reynolds School District Nutrition Services
Attn: Kim Lindquist
1214 NE 201st Ave.
Fairview, OR 97024
About ORLA ServSafe: Call 503.682.4422, or visit the ORLA ServSafe website.
General Information: Email Kim Lindquist, Nutrition Services, Reynolds School District.
The National School Lunch Week theme, “School Lunch Snapshot,” is all about embracing photo-sharing to convey the message that today’s school lunches are healthy, appetizing, and feature fresh fruits and veggies.
OSNA members are encouraged to whip out their cameras and smartphones during Lunch Week to capture the spirit of school lunch – healthy foods, smiling faces, creative innovations, friendly staff, and balanced trays.
During the entire month of October, you can submit your best photos online for a chance to win a special prize pack. Photos will be judged by a panel of food photography and marketing experts. The winning photos will be published online to the SNA website and Facebook page!
The contest opens up on October 1. Visit the School Nutrition Associations website to download official rules and to submit photos online.
Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon today announced the availability of up to $4 million in funding for states to support implementation of new national professional standards for all school nutrition employees who manage and operate the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP). The new standards, also announced today, through the final Professional Standards rule, are a key provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).
“Each and every school day, thousands of compassionate and hard working women and men devote themselves to making sure that more than 50 million schoolchildren have healthy meals to help them learn and grow to their fullest potential,” said Concannon. “These grants and new standards will ensure that school nutrition personnel have the training and tools they need to plan, prepare, and purchase healthy products to create nutritious and enjoyable school meals.”
USDA will competitively-award Fiscal Year 2015 funds to help state agencies develop and implement trainings that satisfy the requirements of the professional standards rule. A key component of the rule, establishing minimum education and training requirements ensures that school nutrition personnel have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform their duties and responsibilities effectively. Read more…