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Potatoes USA Organises First Ever School Foodservice Potato Recipe Testing Roadshow

Potatoes USA Organises First Ever School Foodservice Potato Recipe Testing Roadshow

November 30, 2017
Earlier this month representatives from Potatoes USA met with the School District of LaCrosse, Wisconsin to test school foodservice recipes with the K-12 experts themselves.
US Potato Board Salad Bar challenge

US Potato Industry challenged to put 3000 potato-friendly salad-bars in schools

January 16, 2015
United States Potato Board President & CEO Blair Richardson surprised attendees at the POTATO EXPO 2015 with an industry challenge to install 3,000 potato-friendly salad bars in school lunch programs across the United States.
Smart Snacks in School standards

USDA announces 'Smart Snacks in School' nutrition standards

June 27, 2013
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that under USDA's new "Smart Snacks in School"nutrition standards, America's students will be offered healthier food options during the school day.
USDA

USDA changes school lunch requirements

December 16, 2012
Under pressure from lawmakers, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) has changed its school lunch requirements to allow more meats and grains. Several farm-state senators from both parties had been pushing USDA to change its school lunch requirements...
Only 3% of calories in US diet come from potatoes and french fries

Only 3% of calories in US diet come from potatoes and french fries

April 23, 2012
Calorie intake from white potatoes is surprisingly modest for adults and school-aged children, according to a new study released today at the Experimental Biology 2012 Annual Meeting.
John Keeling

School menu success gives potatoes another chance at WIC

March 19, 2012
The National Potato Council’s successful fight to return potatoes to school menu guidelines in the US was a victory for the industry, but executive vice-president and chief executive officer John Keeling isn’t stopping there.
Washington Oregon Potato Conference

Nutritionist: kids like potatoes

January 27, 2012
Potatoes can be presented in kid-friendly ways and are nutritious to boot. Montana nutritionist and author Dayle Hayes showed a variety of potato dishes being served in U.S. schools to growers Wednesday at the Washington-Oregon Potato Conference.Kids l...
Washington Oregon Potato Conference

Washington-Oregon Potato conference keynote focuses on nutrition

January 18, 2012
The nutritional value of potatoes will take center stage during the upcoming Washington-Oregon Potato Conference.
Maine Potato Board

Maine Potato Board honors Sen. Collins for keeping spuds in school lunches

November 22, 2011
After eating a potato-plentiful lunch that she deemed both “delicious and nutritious,” U.S. Sen. Susan Collins was honored Monday afternoon for her work in assuring that schools across the nation are free to serve potatoes to students. During a lunche...
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School lunch amendment signed into law

November 18, 2011
President Obama signed a government funding extension that included 2012 appropriations funding for USDA and five other agencies on Friday, November 18. The bill also included the bipartisan Senate amendment sponsored by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) ...
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Conference Committee Retains Senate Amendment Supporting Potatoes in School Meals

November 16, 2011
As the US legislation regarding school meal programs makes is way through the various stages of the approval process, a new stage has been reached and the provision that prohibits the USDA to set limits to vegetables is preserved in the current text un...
American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI)

AFFI applauds senate approval of Collins-Udall Amendment to block limit on Starchy vegetables in Schools

October 19, 2011
AFFI President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz issued the following statement today in support of an amendment to a Senate agriculture appropriations bill that blocks the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from limiting the amount of potatoes, corn, peas, li...

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