School Nutrition

School Foodservice Marketing Resources

Use the Mushroom Council’s sales, marketing and promotional resources to help you effectively connect and sell fresh mushrooms to School Nutrition Professionals and local schools.

Selling to Schools

Access these materials to connect with School Nutrition Professionals.

How to Talk to School Nutrition Director

Talking points on how to strike up a conversation with a School Nutrition professional or director. [download the PDF]

DOD Fresh Program

Fresh fruits and vegetables purchased by schools using their USDA Dollars, Planned Assistance Level (PAL). [download the PDF]

National School Nutrition Association

Partnering with local affiliates of the National School Nutrition Association. [download the PDF]


Mushrooms in School participates in various webinars in the School Foodservice industry. Watch past webinars that feature mushrooms in schools.

Mushrooms in Schools: Creating On-Trend Meals with More Flavor and Less Sodium

Wednesday, October 24, 2018  
Both fresh and USDA IQF mushrooms offer schools cost-effective ways to add flavor and reduce sodium in popular on-trend options likes breakfast burritos, meatballs and vegetarian entrees. Learn how large and small districts are utilizing blended commercial products as well as local mushrooms and new IQF options on breakfast menus, lunch trays and salad bars. [Watch the Webinar]

Mushrooms + Farm to School

Farm to School empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.

Why Farm to School

Procurement: Local foods are purchased, promoted and served in the cafeteria or as a snack or taste-test.
Education: Students participate in educational activities related to agriculture, food, health or nutrition.

Benefits of Farm to School

F2S contacts can connect growers to school districts and coops.
F2S contacts can assist growers in understanding their state and local distribution options.
Schools can now legally procure local foods. Definition of local is locally defined.

Farm to School Resources

These handouts will provide you with the tools needed to participate in a local Farm to School program.

How to Get Involved with State Farm to School Networks

As more schools have adopted Farm to School programs, states have developed local networks to provide resources to support these efforts. [Download the PDF]

Mushrooms: Farm 2 School: A spotlight on USA Grown Mushroom from Coast to Coast

Learn the benefits of mushrooms on both student health and the health of the planet, and the many ways schools can feature them on menus [Download the PDF]

Classroom Education

Mushrooms are the perfect companion to classroom learning. From mushroom nutrition to growing and processing, our resources can be used to reinforce and promote nutrition and sustainability education with students.

Marketing Support

We offer a variety of posters, logos, and graphic materials for promoting mushrooms in schools.

Press Releases

Find our past and present press releases distributed by the Mushroom Council.

AMI Resources

The American Mushroom Institute (AMI) is a trade association representing the growers, processors and marketers of mushrooms in the United States. Find resources on growing, health and safety, regulatory issues and much more on their website.