Welcome Back to School!

July 29, 2022

As the 2022-2023 school year begins, Mushrooms in Schools is cooking up great resources for you and your team to use. 

Recipes for Schools and CACFP

From breakfast to snack, Mushrooms in Schools has proven #schoolmeals recipes at your disposal. Add a new recipe to your menu by clicking here.

We discuss some simple ways to add mushrooms to your menus in this video clip.

Mushrooms Sourcing Catalog

Procurement got you down? We all know how stressful procuring foods can be – especially in our current market. Mushrooms are grown year round [and near you], which make them the perfect local ingredient. Use our Mushroom Sourcing Catalog for tips and tricks to adding mushrooms in your order guide. 

Culinary Training

Scratch cooking is best for your budget and flavor packed recipes. To help your team grow [or start] scratch cooking methods, Mushrooms in Schools created our Layers of Flavors culinary training. This training is worth 1 CEU from the School Nutrition Association, and you can begin the training when it fits your teams’ schedule best. [Don’t forget monthly team meetings are a perfect place to utilize this resource.]

Tips to Introducing Mushrooms to Students

Farm to School Month will be here before we know. While we understand there are more important tasks at hand, Mushrooms in Schools has inspirational resources to jump start your #Farm2School planning. Share our “Guide to Introduce Students to Mushrooms” with cafeteria managers and health partners within your school environment. This can be an easy, first step to identifying the best ways to introduce mushrooms to students. 

To dig further into #Farm2School month, use our Farm to School resources for your point of sale marketing, school website for fun facts, school district’s social media posts, and parent handouts. 

Additionally, we have Classroom Curriculum [Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade) ready to go for teachers to use. If your teachers are looking for a fun book to read to students, we have you covered there as well. Printer-friendly, children’s book, “Might Mushrooms & Friends”, is a simple way to start the discussion around mushrooms with students. 

What’s on Your Menus?

As part of our monthly newsletter (want to subscribe? Click here), we will be featuring operators posting on Facebook or Twitter meals with mushrooms. To be highlighted in our “Mushrooms on the Menu” section, tag us when you post on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Looking for more resources? Check out our website.

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