School Nutrition Professionals

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  • Welcome to Mushrooms in Schools

    For School Nutrition Professionals

    Mushrooms make the grade.

    Fresh mushrooms can help schools serve on-trend, innovative, delicious, kid-friendly meals while complying with USDA guidelines and reaching their farm to school goals.

    Start Here!

    From lessons, to recipes, grab-and-go package labels, training and more, the Mushrooms in Schools website has a variety of FREE resources to help you and your foodservice team promote mushrooms in your cafeteria, classrooms, community, and beyond.

    Culinary Training

    Looking to add flavor to your menus? Mushrooms in Schools has on-demand training approved for 1 CEU that will help your staff to deepen their culinary skills and showcase mushrooms on menus.

    Farm to School

    The mighty mushroom, grown indoors year-round, is ideal for hands-on demonstrations, classroom growing experiments, and tasty scratch-made meals that support your Farm to School Program! To maximize your efforts and minimize your workload, we have several easy to implement resources available.

    Classroom Education

    Mushrooms are not only fun to eat, they’re fun to learn about too! From exploring the mushroom growing cycle to understanding the many health benefits of mushrooms, our resources can assist you and your teachers in reinforcing and promoting mushroom nutrition education with your students.

    Feed Your Immune System

    Mushrooms are nutritional powerhouses packed with important nutrients, such as vitamin B-6 and potassium (6% of the daily value) and many more! Adding mushrooms to your meals enhances flavor and nutrient density while supporting a healthy immune system. Fresh mushrooms are a great addition to meals kids love like pizza, hamburgers, tacos, salads and more.

    Mushrooms are healthy on the plate and gentle on the planet

    Mushrooms provide many of the same nutritional benefits as vegetables, as well as attributes commonly found in meat, beans and grains. Did you know mushrooms are fat-free, low calorie, nutrient-dense, and low in sodium? Try creating mushrooms for your entree!

    Sourcing Mushrooms

    Whether your mushrooms are sourced from commercial distributors or through USDA DoD Foods, it’s easy and affordable to enhance students’ favorite entrees with mushrooms (as a bonus, they’re grown year-round, and are local!). We created a Mushroom Sourcing Catalog to help you procure fresh mushrooms.

    Calendar

    The Mushroom Council participates in a number of noteworthy industry events, samplings, presentations, conferences, and tradeshows. See what retail events we’ll be attending this year.

    All About Mushrooms

    Mushrooms are nature’s hidden treasure: always in season and grown year-round. Learn more about the magnificent mushroom – from nutritional benefits to umami – we shed some light on this versatile superfood.

    Press Releases

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