Monthly e-news for Oregon's school nutrition professionals
MAY 2018

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!

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 


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

January 13-15, 2019
SNA School Nutrition Industry Conference
Austin, TX

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Have a Happy Summer!
OSNA wishes all of our members a safe, happy and healthy summer! Keep sending us your news and job postings for summer editions of School Meal Scoop!

Hello nutrition and hunger prevention partners!

Please join us this Friday, May 18 in raising awareness of the Summer Food Service Program across Oregon. The Summer Meals Promotion day aims to connect families early on to local programs in their communities, so they can plan for a fun and healthy summer!

We hope you'll help in the following ways:
  1. Follow the new Summer Meals Oregon   Facebook and Twitter pages
  2. Check out the Communications Guide in Google Drive for easy social media content and images
  3. Share the short newsletter article included within the guide - in 5 languages!
  4. Talk about ; it will have a new look beginning May 15th, will be available in five languages, and will feature a Summer Meals Experience survey for families so we can better meet their needs (with drawings for $20 gift cards)
  5. Tag @Summer Meals Oregon and use #summermealsor when you visit local programs or to show off your own local program.
Thank you!
Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon and Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs

P.S. Kids and families can find local summer meal programs by visiting or calling or texting 2-1-1 and mentioning "summer meals." They can also text the word "food" (or "comida") to 877-877.
To learn more about the Summer Food Service Program, visit Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs at the website . For summer meals and other nutrition resources, visit
The School Nutrition Foundation published a video on its YouTube channel, "Meet Lynne Shore from Willamina, OR - a 2018 School Nutrition Foundation, School Nutrition Hero." Click on the screenshot to find out more about this amazing OSNA member and leader!

In an April 18 broadcast, ABC affiliate KDRV (Medford) featured the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council's efforts in working with schools statewide to improve cafeteria menus. Click on the screenshot above to watch NewsWatch 12 This Morning reporter Cassandra Mlynarek explain how the Central Point School District is upgrading its menu for students. OSNA President Anne Leavens is featured!

SNA SmartBriefs featured the April 20 East Oregonian newspaper story, "McNary Heights Elementary awarded for school wellness programs." The Ontario School District elementary school received statewide recognition as an ODE School Wellness Award winner for its breakfast program. Read the story here.
Director of Nutrition Services | Ashland School District | Application details online

General Manager 4 Food - Schools (Enrollment 10,000+) | Sodexo (Gresham) | Application online 

Nutrition Services Field Supervisor | Beaverton School District | Application online

Nutrition Services Coordinator - DOC | West Linn-Wilsonville School District | Application online

Lead Cook | Colton School District | Apply online

Nutrition Services I (Summer) |
North Wasco County School District | Apply online

Food Service Specialist (2 positions) | Corvallis School District | 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