2023 OSNA STATE CONFERENCE
Have a topic you are an expert at?! We are looking for YOU! We are looking for speakers for breakout sessions at the OSNA Conference March 10 and 11 2023!
The OSNA board is seeking educational session proposals related to child nutrition programs. We are looking for Disney themed topics from customer service, food safety, dealing with difficult conversations, USDA meal pattern, procurement, and everything in between. If you have an idea you think would benefit the school meal community, LET’S HEAR IT.
If you are interested in organizing and presenting an educational session, please submit the form below:
If you have never done a presentation, don’t worry. We are here to help walk you through the process and give you strategies so your session shines!
Please be aware that OSNA does not pay for educational session speakers. We are a non-profit volunteer organization committed to the education and training of our members. We do offer free registration for our speakers and the gift of giving back to the school meal community in Oregon.
We have a Rolling Deadline, submit your proposals early!
The 2023 OSNA board will review all proposals and will inform the proposal contact person by end of November 2022, if the proposal has been accepted. If you have any questions regarding the program proposal submission process, please email your question to: email@example.com
Thank you for your time and consideration in helping further and advance school meals in Oregon!
This meeting is at no cost for member District Directors. Please register using this link.
The agenda will be emailed out to registered directors/admins and is slated to include a walk-through of the Bend-LaPine SD operations, updates from the Farm to School team, and more!
Register ASAP and before June 10.
Your Oregon School Nutrition Association leaders recently spent a busy two days attending the School Nutrition Association’s Leadership Conference. President Pam Suyematsu, President-Elect Debby Webster, Vice President Elect Kim Leung, Secretary Treasurer Nate Roedel and incoming Secretary Treasurer Amy DeSimone joined former OSNA presidents and current SNA national board members Anne Leavens and Lynne Shore for SNA’s annual national leadership training in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The group attended two informative days of training to increase their knowledge in association administration. Classes focused on communications, leadership improvement and development, finance and membership engagement. The conference also gave the executive board an opportunity to complete some in-person development of the state association’s plan of action for the next year and beyond.
Also at the conference, Pam and Lynne presented a session during the Experienced Leaders Hear from Your Peers Series, entitled “CPR: Breathing Life into Your State Association.” The presentation highlighted recent successes in developing in OSNA’s current leadership and the future plans for OSNA member-focused trainings, activities and events. The successful breakout session was attended by more than 87 conference attendees and was extremely well received.
Thank you, OSNA members, for making our 2022 State Conference a success!
The 2022 OSNA State Conference is a few weeks away, but attendees can get a sneak peek of the conference program before the show!
Download a PDF of the March 11-12 conference program here. We hope to see you there!
OSNA is pleased to announce that it will hold its Annual State Conference as an in-person event in 2022. The conference will take place March 11-12, 2022 at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon.
Please visit the State Conference web page on this site for more information and to register online.
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!