Monthly e-news for Oregon's school nutrition professionals
     December 2016

Send Us Your News!

OSNA wants the scoop on your school meal successes! Feel free to send us your news, links and images and we'll post them on our website and in our e-news!

2016-17
OSNA Officers

President
Cheri Meeker 
Newberg SD

President-Elect 
Anne Leavens
Central Point SD

Vice President 
Elisa Barcus
Coos Bay SD

Immediate Past President 
Troy Vennewitz 
North Wasco County SD
 
Treasurer 
Kelli Gladheim
Sherwood SD

Secretary 
Rebecca Wicks
Hillsboro SD 

2016-17
CALENDAR
 
January 22-24, 2017
School Nutrition Association
Orlando, FL


March 6-10, 2017
April 2-4, 2017
School Nutrition Association
Washington, DC

July 9-12, 2017
School Nutrition Association
Atlanta, GA



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OSNA INTRODUCES NEW LOGO!
Dear Oregon School Nutrition Association Members,

In September I was asked to be a part of the State Affiliate Agreement Taskforce for the School Nutrition Association (SNA). Part of the discussion was about all the different logos State Associations were using. Some were totally different from the SNA logo (Oregon), some used parts of the SNA logo, and some used the logo designed by SNA. There was a lot happening in the world of logos.

When we had our Board meeting on October 21, 2016, I talked to the executive board about the discussions. We decided it was time to update our logo and go with the SNA state logo for Oregon. They (SNA) created the artwork and sent it to me on a thumbdrive and CD.

SNA owns the logo but is happy to share it with its affiliates.
Here are a few positive points in moving to the new logo:
  • We are changing leadership regularly. It will be nice to be able to access the logo for letterhead when we get a new secretary, treasurer or president. SNA will be able to get the logo to whomever needs it.
  • Any updates to the logo will be handled by SNA and pushed out to the states. We simplly need to receive the changes.
  • It helps to identify OSNA as an affiliate of SNA.
  • It looks sharp and professional.
I hope you like it as much as I do.

Cheri Meeker
OSNA President
   
A LITTLE PR GOES A LONG WAY
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) launched a new PR campaign that celebrates YOU, hard-working school nutrition professionals who are dedicated to serving healthy meals to over 30 million kids each day.

The campaign has many tools that you can download and share to help spread the word about the great work your school nutrition program is doing--like customizable breakfast and lunch flyers, sharable content for social media and a fun, short video.

To download the tools and start promoting your great work, visit the SNA PR Campaign web page...
 
 

VIDEO SHOWS HOW SCHOOL BREAKFAST MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Action for Healthy Kids' School Breakfast for Healthy Kids program helps more kids get the breakfast they need to succeed in school, thanks to partnerships with Kellogg Company Fund and Walmart Foundation.

Watch their new video on how breakfast makes a difference in school and in life.

NOW ONLINE! 2016-17 OSNA ANNUAL DIRECTORY
The 2016-2017 Oregon School Nutrition Association Annual Directory is available online.

Please visit the Annual Directory webpage to download the PDF version.

Website and email addresses are live and clickable for school nutrition directors and a variety of school nutrition suppliers and advertisers.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, OSNA MEMBERS!
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Do You Have a Job Opening?
It's easy to post your school foodservice job openings on the OSNA website or in the School Meal Scoop eNews. Just send an email to Julie Larson Bricher with the URL link to the job description/application.

The Oregon School Nutrition Association (OSNA) is a collaborative group of school nutrition and foodservice professionals and industry suppliers who work together to ensure that Oregon's 600,000 K-12 students receive wholesome, nutritious foods in school meal programs all over the state. Founded 70 years ago, OSNA has more than 500 school nutrition members, including public school district, private and residential child care institution directors, managers, coordinators, chefs and foodservice staff. For more, visit www.osna.us