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Put the Fun Into Summer with Mushrooms

May 4, 2023

Get ready for summer meals with mushrooms! Kick your summer meals up a notch with free, USDA-approved resources and recipes from Mushrooms in Schools. 

We recommend reaching out to local farmers and community organizations to help provide fun, interactive nutrition education sessions for the children visiting your meal sites. The more the merrier – especially with mushrooms! 

Recipes

Spice up your summer meals with local, fresh mushrooms. Mushrooms in Schools has tons of kid and USDA-approved recipes! Here are just a few of our favorites:

Pizza Salad

Cowboy Burger with BBQ Sauce and Mushrooms

Classic Spinach Salad

Chef Salad Box

Anti-Pasta Salad with Turkey Ham

Sloppy Joe

Peppy Pasta Salad 

Margherita Pizza

Portabella “Philly” Sub

All-American Portable Portabella Burger

FREE Nutrition Education

Are you struggling with ways to keep children at your meal site (or pique their interests)? Mushrooms in Schools has many, free kid-approved nutrition education resources right at your fingertips.

Word Search

Featuring immunity-focused nutrition education, this free printable is perfect to share with children during meal service, or after a quick lesson on a healthy, colorful plate!

Bingo Card
Use our bingo card for a fun competition to try new foods. As your children try new food items (and learn about the nutritional benefits) for the week, they can mark each food to win BINGO! Pro tip: include these foods on your summer meal menus at different sites to create a treasure hunt.

Mighty Mushroom & Friends

Use our children’s book, Mighty Mushroom & Friends, for an easy nutrition education lesson during meal service. This easy-to-print book makes it simple to read for the children at your summer meal sites.

Sensational Summer

Create a sensational summer meal program with Mushrooms in Schools recipes and resources. Each time you serve mushrooms on your menu – tag us on your Facebook and/or Twitter post and you could win a set of Mushrooms in Schools t-shirts.

Every time you share your recipes, we will feature you in our “Mushrooms on the Menu” newsletter (want to subscribe? Click here). We want to celebrate all the hard work you and your team do.


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