Oregon Cooks for Kids — Romaine Calm and Keep Cooking Virtual Culinary Training on October, 21 at 2:00
Join us for a virtual culinary experience with Chef Jessica. School and child nutrition professionals across Oregon are invited to an hour of inspiration on Thursday, October 21 at 2:00. Watch or cook along with Jessica as she prepares easy, tasty recipes that meet Child Nutrition Program guidelines. Participants will receive fun tips to keep kids coming back for more meals. We are including your ideas from the previous evaluations and surveys!
One of the many challenges school nutrition programs are facing this year is supply chain issues. The resulting unavailability of key menu ingredients can throw off production and forecasting efforts. Certain USDA Foods are proving to be regularly available, offering menu planners a reliable source of products. Learn how to leverage your access to USDA Foods to keep your menus set as planned. Our panel of speakers will discuss currently available USDA Foods that are less likely to be impacted by supply chain issues, creative menu planning for utilizing what is available, and menu concepts and recipes featuring readily available products that are easy to prepare.
Sept. 30, 2021 01:00-2:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
- Chris Facha, USDA Food Program Administrator, ODE Child Nutrition Programs
- Anne Leavens, Nutrition Services Supervisor, Central Point SD 6
- Chef Garrett Berdan, RDN, Education and Training Specialist, the Culinary Institute of Child Nutrition
Participants that attend will earn 1.5 CEUs for USDA Professional Standards.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
With attention to the current situations and care for your health and well-being, the OSNA Industry Committee has decided to cancel the OSNA Industry Seminar on Friday, October 8, 2021. We are sad and will miss seeing you this year.
Please take the time you would have spent traveling and attending the meeting for your self-care and rest. You and your teams have been the front line for so very long. Thank you for all you have done and are doing for kids, families, schools, and communities across Oregon.
We look forward to an amazing re-connection in-person in 2022!
OSNA Industry Committee
With the extension of “Healthy Meals For All,” formerly known as universal school meals, here are resources to reinforce awareness around these programs. Included are two animated videos that illustrate the influence of healthy school meals and how they impact youth.
We encourage you to share these videos with your audiences through:
- Social media, emails and outreach
- Websites and newsletters
- Any other communication that will reach students and families!
These videos are a free resource available for your use. The videos are brand-agnostic, allowing you the ability to customize the message for your audiences.