Put the Fun Into Summer with Mushrooms
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!
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:
Cowboy Burger with BBQ Sauce and Mushrooms
Anti-Pasta Salad with Turkey Ham
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.