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Webinar: Back to School with K-12 and Colleges/Universities
August 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
In this webinar, we will share an overview of the Back to School season as it relates to K-12 schools as well as Colleges & Universities.
Part 1: K-12 Schools
Thanks to their year-round availability and versatility, mushrooms are increasingly becoming a go-to ingredient for school meals. However, many districts have yet to fully adopt mushrooms as a regular menu item – creating a great opportunity for producers and distributors to encourage more mushroom purchases this school year. This webinar features insights from school nutrition expert and consultant to Mushrooms in Schools, Malissa Marsden SNS.
Part 2: Colleges & Universities
Colleges and Universities are leading the way in plant-forward and plant-based cooking, and mushrooms are a star player in those areas. Like K-12, the pandemic hit this segment hard, but fall semester is “back to school” with almost every university open with students on campus. See how this resurgence is affecting Dining, what Dining Directors are looking for, and what the future holds. Join Steve Solomon, C&U consultant for the Mushroom Council, as he talks about how this segment is a significant opportunity for mushrooms and The Blend today and as the resurgence continues.