Monthly e-news for Oregon's school nutrition professionals
JUNE 2017

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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!

OSNA Officers

Cheri Meeker 
Newberg SD

Anne Leavens
Central Point SD

Vice President 
Elisa Barcus
Coos Bay SD

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

Rebecca Wicks
Hillsboro SD 


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

October 13, 2017
Annual Industry Seminar
Clackamas, OR

January 21-23, 2018
SNA School Nutrition Industry Conference
New Orleans, LA

March 4-6, 2018
SNA Legislative Action Conference
Washington, DC

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OSNA's Industry Committee  has announced the 2017 dates for the   Annual Industry Seminar & USDA Foods Show.

The popular one-day event will be held on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 at Camp Withycombe Armory in Clackamas.

The registration fee is $75.00, which entitles delegates to the full slate of educational presentations, a keynote by Patrick Henry, the USDA Foods exhibits, and a light lunch. Stay tuned for the full program agenda, registration details, exhibitor information and theme!


School food service suppliers can showcase their company's products and services with an ad in the essential guide to Oregon's school food service and nutrition professionals.
The OSNA Annual Directory reaches the state's 600  school nutrition directors, managers and buyers  with distribution at OSNA's  October Industry Seminar & USDA Foods Show  and its annual March  Oregon State Conference. OSNA also makes available a digital version on its website.

Download the 2017-18 OSNA Annual Directory Advertising Reservation Form
to reserve your space today! Directory advertisers also have the exclusive opportunity to place ads in our e-newsletter, OSNA School Meal Scoop. Download the Digital Ad Specs here. 
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is planning on releasing a revised version of the School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credentialing exam in July. Instead of 200 multiple choice questions, the exam will now include 220 questions of which only 200 questions will be scored. The remaining 20 questions are not scored and are being pre-tested for future examinations. The pre-test questions will be randomly dispersed throughout the exam so SNA members taking the exam should still plan on answering all 220 questions. Pre-testing questions is a standard industry process and best practice approved by the Certificate and Credentialing Governing Council. The current version of the exam will be used through June 2017.

Visit   to find out more about the SNS exam requirements and upcoming exam dates.
An updated version of the SNS Study Guide is now available that includes format revisions and information about the new exam as described. If you are currently preparing for the exam, please note that the content in the previous versions of the guide is still valid so there is no need to purchase the new version of the Study Guide.

Visit for more information about the Study Guide and companion text book.

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Summer Food Services Manager  |  North Santiam School District 
Deadline: Until filled  | Apply Online 
School Cook/Assistant Manager  |  Reynolds School District
Deadline: June 13, 2017  | 
Apply Online   

Sodexo School Dietitian  |  Eugene School District
Deadline: Until filled  | 
Apply Online  

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