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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 


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

January 25-26, 2018
Oregon Garden, Silverton, OR

January 26, 2018
Mt. Angel, OR

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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Join us for Friday Fun Night on March 9! This year's theme is Country/Western, so saddle up and get ready to kick up your spurs for a rootin'-tootin' time and line dancing with your school nutrition colleagues! 
The   Oregon School Nutrition Association (OSNA) is pleased to announce that Attendee Registration is now open for the 2018 Annual State Conference and Food & Equipment Show, to be held March 9-10 at the Salem Convention Center in Salem, Oregon.  
Visit the OSNA State Conference webpage for registration fees and information and to download the 2018 Attendee Registration form (.pdf). Full program details to come in early February!  
VENDORS: Please visit the OSNA State Conference webpage for Vendor Registration materials, including the booth floor layout schematic. The registration deadline for vendors is Feb. 10, 2018, and booth assignments are made on a first-come, first-serve basis.
OSNA is pleased to announce that it will again host the SNA School Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Credential Exam at the association's annual State Conference. The exam will be held on Friday, March 9 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
If you are planning to take the SNS exam, studying ahead is key. Please visit the SNA SNS Credentialing Program web page for planning details and to register and download the study guide.  

Register now to join the School Nutrition Association next month as we E-G-G-S-P-L-O-R-E the power of protein in meals that will keep your students feeling full and focused throughout the day. This year's webinar schedule is filled with exciting new topics.
Click on the link below to learn more about the webinar and check the SNA webinar page for new webinars.
golden_egg.jpg 2:00 pm ET on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Power up your school nutrition program with protein based foods, like E-G-G-S. The high-quality protein in eggs will keep your students feeling full and focused throughout the day. This webinar covers the latest in egg nutrition research, foodservice trends, success stories, and marketing material to attract your students to the protein power of eggs! Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU, or 1 CPEU for RDs/DTRs.
2018 Webinar Registration Opening Soon
  • February 7, 2018 -- Community Eligibility Series, Part 1: Community Eligibility Provision 101
  • February 21, 2018 -- Best of #SNIC18: Simple Tech Tools from Your Nerdy Best Friend
  • February 28, 2018 -- Best of #SNIC18: When it Comes to Food and ingredients, What Do Consumers Really Want?
  • March 14, 2018 -- Community Eligibility Series, Part 2: Making It Work with ISPs Below 60%
  • April 11, 2018 -- Community Eligibility Series, Part 3: Strategies for Partial Implementation
Participation in Webinar Wednesdays will help you earn CEUs toward your USDA Professional Standards annual training requirements, along with your SNA Certificate or SNS Credential. All webinars are held at 2 pm Eastern Time (1 pm CT/Noon MT/11 am PT). For more information and to access the webinar archive, please visit

Register now for SNA's free 2018 Virtual Expo and be among the first in line to know when the expo officially opens on February 6!

This is your opportunity to experience the future of sourcing new products, equipment, and technology-all with the click of a mouse-from 34 top industry vendors. Plus, you'll be able to earn up to 20 CEUs by viewing pre-recorded education sessions chosen from some of our most popular #ANC17 sessions.  
The Virtual Expo offers 24-7 access with everything right at your fingertips--no travel or funding required! You'll be able to come back as often as you like during the expo's six-week run through March 16, so please spread the word to state affiliate and local chapter members to register now for this exciting opportunity.

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