Need ideas on how to introduce your students to mushrooms? Follow these tried and true steps, utilizing our recommended resources, to make mushrooms a favorite food in your school district!
Mushrooms pack a powerful punch in a small package (probably like most of your students!). Not only do they lend deep flavors and interesting texture to dishes, they are exceptionally nutrient dense, meaning high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories. With school menus having tight guidelines for fat, calories, and sodium, having a no-fail option that is low in all three is ideal for school food professionals. Mushrooms are a seamless, nutritious fit for school menus – let’s dig into the reasons why!
Welcome back to a very different opening of our school year. As we move forward feeding the kids, we see local purchases continuing to rise. Some of this is driven by the increased availability of local products, and mushrooms are one of those items.
Mushrooms in Schools is always working to make your job easier by providing practical training and resources for cooking, teaching, and promoting mushrooms in school meals and beyond.