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OSNA Officers

Anne Leavens
Central Point SD

Elisa Pole-Barcus
Coos Bay SD

Vice President
Rebecca Wicks 
Hillsboro SD  

Immediate Past President
Cheri Meeker
Newberg SD
Kelli Gladheim
Sherwood SD

Naomi Adams
Newberg SD 


October 9-13, 2017
National School Lunch Week

October 13, 2017

Annual Industry Seminar
Clackamas, OR

November 8-9, 2017
SNA Fall Industry Boot Camp
National Harbor, MD

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

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

March 9-10, 2018
Salem, OR

July 9-12, 2018
SNA Annual National Conference
Las Vegas, NV

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Back to school, back to free webinars! SNA is developing a webinar calendar that is full of the webinars that you need as a school nutrition professional. 
Register now to participate in timely and informative webinars that will earn you CEUs toward Professional Standards Annual Training Requirements, along with the SNA Certificate Program or SNS Credential.  
Register now for:
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
2 pm EDT
Important updates to requirements related to accommodating children with disabilities participating in the School Meal Programs. 
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017
2 pm EDT 
Join three K-12 Chef/RDNs for one hour of the school of fish as we share the nutritional benefits of seafood, recipe concepts for school meal programs, and how to get the next generation of children eating Gen Z-food.

Registration forms are now available for the 2017
Annual Industry Seminar & USDA Foods Show. This year's theme is " Getting in Tune with Your Team."

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

The Early Bird registration fee is $75.00, which entitles delegates to the full slate of educational presentations, a keynote by Patrick Henry, entry to the USDA Foods Show exhibits, and a light lunch.

the Registration Form (fillable PDF) here, or visit for updates!  
OSNA will host the second Chelsea Hicks Foundation and Chelsea's Closet
Costume Drive in conjunction with its Annual Industry Seminar. Chelsea's Closet is a rolling dress-up closet that provides monthly dress-up parties for seriously ill children in children's hospitals. 
To donate, please bring NEW costumes and dress-up items to the seminar on Oct. 13. Chelsea's Closet is especially in need of the following items:
  • Boys superhero costumes, sizes 0-12 mos. and 12-24 mos.
  • Girls princess costumes, sizes 0-12 mos. and 12-24 mos.
  • Ninja costumes, sizes 6-8 and 8-10
  • Girls superhero, sizes 6-8
  • Superhero capes, princess wands and tiaras, pirate eye patches (all sizes)
  • Appropriate teen costumes in adult small/medium sizes, esp. Star Wars or pirate
baby_dino_costume.jpg For a full list of needed items, including craft supplies and goodie bag stuffers, please visit the Chelsea's Closet Donations web page, or download a Costume Drive flier (.pdf).
Not attending the Industry Seminar, but still want to donate? Please contact Lynne Shore via email.   
Our Oregon delegates to the July 2017 School Nutrition Association's Annual National Conference (ANC) in Atlanta represented OSNA in style! Thanks to all of our delegates for their participation!  
Front Row: Ellen Christensen, Anne Leavens, Cheri Meeker, Elisa Pole-Barcas, Becki Wicks
Middle Row: Tammi McCombs, Billy Reid, Jeri Paull, Suzann Kayser, Marla Hawley, Janet Beer, Anna McGill, Chris Bosak Kelli Gladheim, Caroline Biggio-Hamina
Back Row: Chris Walters, Crista Hawkins, Pam Suymatsu, Tracy Gleffe, Terry Cashman, Terry Lloyd Jones, Toni Silbernagel, Sharon Gibson, Garra Schluter
The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) have published a new free guide, "Breakfast Blueprint: Breakfast After the Bell Programs Support Learning."
The "Breakfast Blueprint" is a guide focused on breakfast after the bell programs--such as breakfast in the classroom, "grab and go" breakfast and second chance breakfast--because they are increasingly popular, are well-researched and have successfully helped schools and districts improve students' access to nutritious foods. These innovative models shift breakfast service from before the school bell to after, making morning meals available to more students. Combined with providing breakfast at no cost to all students regardless of income, breakfast after the bell eliminates stigma and increases convenience for students.
Download your free Breakfast Blueprint (.pdf) today!  
N ational School Lunch Week 2017 is October 9-13. The #NSLW17 theme is "School Lunch: Recipes for Success." So tell your school lunch story, including the 'secret ingredients' to your success! Share with students, parents, and school officials during to show them what makes your school lunch program special.

Use SNA 's tools, tip sheets, and other materials-and a generous dollop of your own creative inspiration-to create a custom #NSLW17 marketing plan. Visit the SNA webpage for more information or download the NSLW 2017 toolkit for 10+ pages of resources and ideas.  

Food Service Specialist (PT)  | Corvallis SD
Deadline: Until filled  | 
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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