Monthly e-news for Oregon's school nutrition professionals
MAY 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!

graphic-summer-park.jpg Did you know that the No Kid Hungry texting hotline allows children and families to easily and quickly identify open summer meals sites in their area?

To receive information about open summer meals sites, users text 'FOOD' to 877-877, and receive a text back prompting them to enter an address (either their home address or any other location of their choosing). Once the user replies with a full address and/or zip code, the service provides information about nearby meals sites, or information about how to access sites if none are located in the vicinity. Spanish speakers may also access this information by texting 'COMIDA' to 877-877 and receive a response in Spanish.

Click here for more information on Summer Meals planning!
USDA wants to hear from SNA members and is hosting   a challenge around verification response rates. This challenge is an opportunity to take advantage of a national platform to share your success stories and your great ideas on how to increase household response rates in the annual school meals verification process!
Submit a short video clip, write a short story, or maybe a comic strip version of your ideas; submissions of all types are welcome. SNA President Becky Domokos-Bays and FNS Deputy Administrator for Child Nutrition Cindy Long are leading the judging panel, and FNS will highlight the winning submissions at the SNA 2017 Annual National Conference in Atlanta, Ga.

The Verification Response Rate Challenge is part of a broader effort by FNS, working with SNA members, to test changes in verification materials and communication protocols. Through this joint effort our organizations are making tangible progress to increase verification response rates and reduce the risk of benefit loss by eligible households. We also see this challenge as essential to our combined commitment to improving outcomes and protecting the integrity of the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

The challenge runs through June 15th.  So, take a few minutes to share your thoughts on how to increase household response rates, and forward this message to your peers around the country whose insights might also prove valuable! Visit  for additional details and to submit your ideas.

Food Services Manager  |  Central School District 
Deadline: May 12, 2017  | Apply Online 
SNAP-Ed Program Coordinator  |  OSU Extension (Salem)
Deadline: May 18, 2017  | 
Apply Online   

Summer Cook Lead (Temp)  |  Reynolds School District
Deadline: N/A  | 
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