APRE is actively building the science foundation concerning the nutritional benefits of the white potato; creating partnerships with critical health professional organizations in the United States and Canada; and educating dietitians and health professionals by providing them with the latest scientific research and information on potato nutrition, consumption, and affordability.
The Alliance for Potato Research & Education (APRE) is dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of the role potatoes play in promoting the health of all people.
APRE is committed to informing the conversation that white potatoes are affordable, nutrient-dense vegetables and are an important part of USDA’s MyPlate. White potatoes in all forms provide important nutrients, such as potassium, magnesium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron, and phenolics. Two of these nutrients—potassium and dietary fiber—have been identified by the Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board and the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee as being underconsumed by children and adults.
APRE is a not-for-profit organization funded by the potato industry, including potato growers and potato food manufacturers. APRE does not lobby or further any political or partisan interest.
APRE identifies research topics, supports research for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and drives educational programs. APRE is reaching out to dietitians and health professionals in the United States and Canada to bring the latest scientific research and information to these important groups. APRE’s research and outreach will enable them to stay informed on the facts concerning the delicious, nutritious white potato.
APRE is a National Strategic Partner with USDA’s MyPlate and supports its message to “Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.” APRE has also partnered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation and its Kids Eat Right initiative to promote family mealtime. APRE will continue to form partnerships with critical health professional organizations.