Give your students the homestyle dishes they crave with mushrooms this semester. Mushrooms are an on-trend ingredient in homemade comfort foods that are enjoyed by the whole family from pot roast to warming soups to tacos. The pandemic has changed our eating habits, and a recent study from the Hartman group provides key learnings.
Mushrooms pack a powerful punch in a small package (probably like most of your students!). Not only do they lend deep flavors and interesting texture to dishes, they are exceptionally nutrient dense, meaning high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories. With school menus having tight guidelines for fat, calories, and sodium, having a no-fail option that is low in all three is ideal for school food professionals. Mushrooms are a seamless, nutritious fit for school menus – let’s dig into the reasons why!
In this crazy year of 2020, it’s even crazier that we need to stop and think about what we are going to serve in SY 2021-22! Yes, it is time to plan how you will use your PAL: Planned Assistance Level.
Welcome back to a very different opening of our school year. As we move forward feeding the kids, we see local purchases continuing to rise. Some of this is driven by the increased availability of local products, and mushrooms are one of those items.
Mushrooms in Schools is always working to make your job easier by providing practical training and resources for cooking, teaching, and promoting mushrooms in school meals and beyond.
With this year’s trade show season curtailed due to the pandemic, the school foodservice industry is finding new ways to learn and connect – and we’re excited to announce how Mushrooms in Schools is part of the movement!
Nutrition is not new to school curricula, but the introduction of food literacy education could expand students’ understanding of what it means to eat well.
We’re offering some tips and tricks for speeding up production of your mushroom recipes, because who doesn’t love saving a little bit of time?
Mushrooms are a great option for school meals due to their flavor, versatility, nutritional and environmental benefits. They can also be easy to source and store!