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May 30 2014 10:12AM
News Announcement PPS Nutrition Services Director Honored
Congratulations! Gitta Grether-Sweeney, Director of Nutrition Services at Portland Public Schools was honored for being a Women of Influence in the Portland Business Journal, April 25, 2014 issue, with an Orchid Award - Non-Profit Division. Por...
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Oct 2 2013 11:33AM
News Announcement USDA Foods Service Fee Refund 2013-14
The Oregon Department of Education USDA Food Distribution Program is issuing a service fee refund for the 2013-14 school year. Please click here to see the announcement.
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Oct 1 2013 7:57AM
News Announcement Update on Food and Nutrition Services Operations: Child Nutrition Programs
The Child Nutrition (CN) Programs, including School Lunch, School Breakfast, Child and Adult Care Feeding, Summer Food Service and Special Milk will continue operations into October. Meal providers are paid on a reimbursement basis 30 days after the en...
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Sep 20 2013 11:04AM
News Announcement Free and Reduced Price Meal Income Guidelines for School Year 2013-2014
The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs announces annually the income guidelines for free and reduced price meals for students in schools operating the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and for free milk in schools...
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Sep 20 2013 10:39AM
News Announcement Meal Support for Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors That Charge for Meals
Meal Support for Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors That Charge for Meals Free or reduced price meals are available to children meeting the approved eligibility criteria. The 2013-14 income eligibility guidelines are available here . ...
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Sep 20 2013 12:00AM
News Announcement Meal Support for Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors That Do Not Charge for Meals
Meal Support for Child and Adult Care Food Program Sponsors That Do Not Charge for Meals Free or reduced price meals are available to participants meeting the approved eligibility criteria. The 2013-14 income eligibility guidelines are available he...
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Aug 28 2013 2:10PM
News Release Farm to School and School Garden Grants Continue to Transform School Lunch
Nineteen school districts to receive nearly $1.2 million in funding for local food and education (Salem, Ore.) –Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton today announced the recipients of the second round of Farm to School and School Garden grants. This...
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Apr 30 2013 1:32PM
News Announcement 2013 Summer Sunshine Awards
The USDA Summer Sunshine Awards acknowledge the outstanding achievements and hard work involved throughout the Western Region states in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option (SSO). Fo...
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Sep 26 2012 4:11PM
News Announcement Sunland, Inc. Announced a Full Recall of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter Products
On September 26, 2012, Sunland, Inc. announced a full recall of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter products. Oregon Food Distribution received Sunland Peanut Butter. Programs who received this product in September 2012 have been identified and con...
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Sep 12 2012 8:14AM
News Announcement KATU Healthier School Lunches Segment
Kids will be learning about more than reading, writing and arithmetic at school this year. They'll also be learning how to eat healthier thanks to a change in the school lunch program. This news segment was featured on KATU news. Child Nutrition Progr...
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Aug 2 2012 7:13AM
News Announcement Healthy Breakfast for Kids Grant opportunity for School Nutrition Programs
The Healthy Breakfast-4-Kids (HB4K) goal is to create and improve access to breakfast in schools nationwide as a means to lessen the huge negative impact of hungry children across our nation. In 2012 Food Family Farming Foundation (F3) and Walmart Foun...
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Jul 3 2012 4:06PM
News Announcement New Meal Pattern Resources page created
A New Meal Pattern Resources page has been created to assist School Nutrition Program sponsors with implementation of the new meal pattern. The page is located at   http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3653. If you have any questions please c...
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Feb 23 2012 12:00AM
News Announcement Oregon Wellness Champions take up the Obesity Challenge
The Oregon Department of Education's Child Nutrition Program is excited to announce that $250,000 has recently been awarded to 35 different Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors in Oregon. Background: The USDA Food and Nutrition Service a...
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Jan 30 2012 2:20PM
News Announcement ODE USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin Vol. 004
Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin Vol. 004 The purpose of this bulletin is to update sponsors on the most up-to-date information on the USDA Foods program. To view the bulletin, click here . T...
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Dec 2 2011 3:25AM
News Announcement ODE USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin Vol. 003
Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin Vol. 003 The purpose of this bulletin is to update sponsors on the most up-to-date information on the USDA Foods program. To view the bulletin, click here . T...
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Oct 12 2011 2:48PM
News Announcement ODE USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin Vol. 002
Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs USDA Foods Distribution Bulletin Vol. 002 The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify the nature and scope of the State Warehouse and Distribution Contract with Tools for School and the procuremen...
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Aug 19 2011 3:51PM
News Announcement Oregon School Wellness Award/2011-12 School Application
The goal of the Wellness Award is to recognize/award schools that have made an effort to create and sustain a wellness environment/culture. The award consists of state recognition during an assembly with a personalized school banner and plaque with $2,...
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Apr 11 2011 12:00AM
News Announcement ODE CNP comments on the proposed rule to revise meal patterns and nutrition requirements for the NSLP and SBP
To view the comment memo, click here. To make a comment on the proposed rule to USDA, please go to www.regulations.gov. Comments are due by April 13, 2011.
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Mar 24 2011 12:00AM
News Announcement Superintendent's Update #339
Superintendent Castillo's bi-weekly updates showcase the efforts and achievements of Oregon schools. Through these regular updates, the Superintendent hopes to increase communications regarding important initiatives for Oregon's students....
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Mar 12 2011 12:00AM
News Release Three Oregon Schools Recognized for Outstanding Student Wellness Programs
SALEM- State Schools Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that Garfield Elementary (Corvallis School District), Sabin Elementary (Portland Public Schools), and Willamina Elementary (Willamina School District) are recipients of the 2011 Oregon ...
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Feb 7 2011 11:49AM
News Release Sponsors Invited to Offer Summer Food Programs for Children
SALEM – Superintendent Susan Castillo announced today that the Oregon Department of Education is looking for organizations to participate in the 2011 Summer Food Service Program. “Because our state has the second highest child hunger rate in th...
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