The School Nutrition Association (SNA) and the American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) have joined forces to support The Healthy Breakfast Helps Kids Learn Act of 2017 (HR 3738). This bill would provide an additional 6 cents in commodity support for the School Breakfast Program (SBP). This means that if the bill were to pass, schools would receive 6 cents for each breakfast served to spend on commodities. As of this time, there is no commodity support for breakfast, only lunch.
Oregon’s very own Chris Facha is the national president of ACDA and has played a huge part in this collaborative support of the bill sponsored by representatives McGovern ( D-MA) and Davis (R-IL).
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Visit our Resources page to download the digital version today! Available in two parts, the OSNA Directory offers users an interactive experience with hotlinks to school suppliers and nutrition directors throughout.
It’s time to apply for the 2018 School Wellness Award! For the 11th year in a row, the School Wellness Award will be given to three Oregon schools. Supported by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the Nutrition Council of Oregon, and the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, the awards recognize schools’ efforts in putting their local wellness policies into action and making the connection between nutrition, physical activity and academic achievement.
The Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network is seeking workshop proposals for its 2018 Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Summit, which will be held January 25-26, 2018, at The Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon.
Check out the information sheet today for details on potential topic areas and other details!
Now and then, OSNA receives deadline-sensitive news items and announcements after the regular publication of our monthly e-newsletter. September is one of these months!
Please enjoy “An Extra Helping” of the OSNA School Meal Scoop eNews, which is jam-packed with information about grants, awards and other resources that can benefit your school foodservice programs!
Here is the latest edition of the School Wellness Newsletter Fall 2017. There are great resources for revising and updating school wellness policies. Please share the newsletter with your networks and feel free to use articles in your own communications to support students, staff and schools.