• The school lunch controversy: a teachable moment

    In 2011, the potato found itself in the middle of a food fight that placed our industry in the national spotlight.

    When the USDA proposed national school lunch guidelines that limited starchy vegetables (chiefly potatoes) to one cup per week, it was an opportunity to set the record straight on the nutritional value and benefits of potatoes. The potato industry rose to the occasion, putting the facts before Congress and the public at large. MORE