Food Service & Nutrition - Volume 1 No.2 - 24
INDUSTRY & CSNM NEWS
PSNM has their AGM and Education
day in the month of April and a
"Fall" education day in October.
They also have 2 socials annually,
one in January - "We survived
Christmas" and one in August -
"Summer Fun". This is an opportunity for our members to get together
enjoy some social time. No meetings
are held in December or July.
These monthly meetings and
events are held in the Vancouver/
Fraser Valley area.
The meetings are an opportunity
for members to meet and discuss/
share what is new in the industry
and the challenges they encounter
in their roles as Nutrition Managers.
This is an opportunity for us to
learn and assist each other by sharing our experiences. We also have
variety guest speakers that attend,
to show what is new in the industry.
At our AGM some of our membership expressed that they find it difficult to attend daytime meetings.
It was decided that we would try a
variety of meeting times throughout the coming year.
We were unable to have a meeting this past May therefore we held
a meeting in July at 5:30 pm, at
Kinsmen Lodge in Surrey which was
attended by 13 members. Juliana
from Olymel did a power point presentation and provided several new
gluten free products for the dinner.
In August our "Summer Fun" evening was held at the HUB restaurant
in New Westminster.
PSNM will be holding the Fall
education day on October 21, in
The last few months have been a blur of activity in Alberta. The Fort McMurray fires took
a major toll on our healthcare workers and first responders, our resources and our resiliency. But as Alberta tends to do, it came back with heart. Albertans, along with the rest
of the nation banded together in the midst of disaster to provide services and temporary
residence to thousands without hesitation.
Teams of dedicated people worked tirelessly behind the scenes providing whatever
was needed. Communities throughout the province stepped up to support friends, loved
ones and strangers alike. Generous donations poured in from coast to coast and beyond.
AHS (Alberta Health Services) was a major contributor to the relief efforts with redeployment of staff, clean-up efforts, an emergency operating room, and the co-ordination
There were happy community events as well. Two healthcare workers from Lethbridge
are featured on this season's Amazing Race Canada.
The Calgary Stampede has just wound down while Klondike Days in Edmonton is fast
approaching. Alberta has much to celebrate! Hats off to the copious quantities of pancakes,
sausage and bacon served in the province this summer at these community breakfasts.
Tracey Christensen, CNM
Alberta Rep, CSNM
Tracey is employed with Alberta Health Services as Manager of Provincial Culinary Teams,
NFLES and works across all zones within the province.
The OSNM conference committee has been working diligently in putting on the
Fall Conference. It is going to be held on September 22 to 23, 2016 at Best Western
Stoneridge Inn & Conference Centre in London, ON. We are working on CE points
application. The conference days provide something for everyone! To register
online or to check out the conference information please use the following link:
A question that we have been asked by members is why belong to OSNM. We wanted
to enlighten readers the value of maintaining membership to both CSNM and OSNM.
As a food service professional in Ontario it is imperative that we stay current with
Provincial initiatives, protocols and changes. We need opportunities to benchmark
with like professionals; to exchange tools of the trade and to streamline our processes to meet the ever increasing demand of the profession. Active participation
and membership in OSNM will assist you in meeting these goals, as well as provide
a multitude of other benefits, benefits that are not realized through membership
in the CSNM alone.
Some unique OSNM membership benefits:
* ADVOCACY - the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has superior
protocols to other provinces. OSNM is dedicated to liaising with stakeholders
to ensure our professional needs are heard, received and changes implemented.
CA N A D I A N S O C I E T Y O F N U T R I T I O N M A N AG E M E N T