School menu success gives potatoes another chance at WIC

03/19/2012 08:02:00 AM
Chris Koger

For the first time, potato board representatives were at the American Academy of Family Physician’s annual conference, talking about the nutrients in potatoes and serving 2,000 baked potato halves to attendees.

This past fall, the board announced new research that placed potatoes as the single-largest and most-affordable source of potassium among fruits and vegetable, Caputo-Hurley said. That research debuted at the American Dietetic Association’s annual conference, where the board sponsored a lunch featuring potato dishes.

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