Alliance for Potato Research & Education

Jan 27, 2016

Seven Nutrition Facts about Potatoes You Didn't Know

Even if you want to lose weight, there is no need to eliminate white potatoes from your diet.

May 21, 2015

The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation Releases 2015 Food and Health Survey

The IFIC Foundation celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Food and Health Survey with the theme “What’s Your Health Worth?”

Apr 29, 2015

Dietary Potassium May Reduce Blood Pressure in Teenaged Girls

Study finds that higher sodium intake during adolescence does not lead to elevated blood pressure among girls, whereas potassium intake is protective.

Apr 07, 2015

Fast Food Just as Effective for Recovery after Execise as Sports Supplements

Study finds no difference in glycogen recovery when cyclists consumed fast food versus traditional sports supplements after a workout.

Mar 30, 2015

Five White Foods You Should Be Eating

It is time to think outside the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet foods in the produce isle.

Feb 24, 2015

Canadian View on Healthy Eating Is Changing

According to the new Canadian Healthy Eating Consumer Trend Report, consumers are placing an increasingly higher priority on health.

Feb 19, 2015

2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Submits Report

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) begin process of Updating guidelines.

Feb 18, 2015

Unhealthy Eating Habits Outpace Healthy Eating Patterns in Most World Regions

Although consumption of healthy foods has improved worldwide during the past two decades, it has been outpaced by the increased intake of unhealthy foods…

Feb 12, 2015

Tasty Treat: How Researchers Showed Fat to Be the Sixth Taste

Humans are thought to be able to taste five qualities, but new research suggests there is now enough evidence to consider fat a taste quality.

Jan 16, 2015

Potato Industry Challenged to Put 3000 Potato-Friendly Salad Bars in Schools

U.S. Potato Board (USPB) President and CEO Blair Richardson issues "Salad Bar Challenge!" to entire potato industry at POTATO EXPO 2015.

Jan 05, 2015

The Potato Is Back in Nutrition’s Good Graces

The white potato is healthy in moderation, especially when served along with protein.

Dec 09, 2014

Potato Extract Reduces Weight Gain to Surprising Extent

A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates.

Dec 03, 2014

Potatoes and Rapeseed: Sources of Future Cardiovascular Health?

New research finds that peptides produced from potato and rapeseed proteins have potential antihypertensive and antioxidant properties.

Nov 03, 2014

Delicious, Nutritious, and a Colorful Dish for the Holidays!

Researchers have developed three new varieties of potatoes with red and purple flesh and skin, which are now available to consumers.

Sep 04, 2014

Potassium-Rich Foods Cut Risk of Stroke and Death among Older Women

Postmenopausal women who eat potassium-rich foods are less likely to have strokes or to die from any cause.

Jul 25, 2014

Texas A&M AgriLife Research Putting Designer Potatoes on Menu to Boost Consumption

A decline in overall potato consumption has breeders working on “designer” spuds that meet the time constraints and unique tastes of a younger generation…

Jul 14, 2014

Health Canada Proposes Changes to Nutrition Facts Table and List of Ingredients

The proposed changes for prepackaged foods are designed to reflect the latest scientific information on nutrition.

Jun 04, 2014

Saturated Fat Intake May Influence a Person’s Expression of Genetic Obesity Risk

Limiting saturated fat could help people whose genetic make-up increases their chance of being obese.

Apr 24, 2014

The Great Big Idaho Potato Truck Promotes Heart Health for Women

The Great Big Idaho® Potato Truck creatively communicates heart-healthy benefits of potatoes.

Apr 24, 2014

Canola 101

Canola oil is widely regarded as heart-healthy because it is high in omega-3 fatty acids and free of trans fat.

Apr 24, 2014

Ontario Students Raise School Funds by Selling Local Fruits and Vegetables

Elementary and secondary schoolchildren raised over $50,000 and delivered more than 120,000 pounds of produce in 2013.

Apr 09, 2014

Eat Your (White) Vegetables!

Color is only one indicator of nutrient content. White vegetables also contribute substantial quantities of nutrients.

Mar 31, 2014

French Fries Said No to PHO Long Ago

French fries sold in restaurants and grocery stores have been reformulated to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils.

Mar 03, 2014

March Is National Nutrition Month!

National Nutrition Month® is an education campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Nov 12, 2013

Experts Dispel Top Five Myths about Diabetes Diet

Myths and misconceptions persist about the types of foods patients with diabetes should and should not eat.

Nov 07, 2013

FDA Takes Step to Further Reduce Trans Fats in Processed Foods

FDA announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food.

Oct 20, 2013

School Lunch: What Is Served and What Is Wasted?

Texas A&M University researchers report plate waste among K-5th grade students at 2013 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo™.


Oct 16, 2013

Ethiopia's Poor Turn to Potato in Quest for Food Security

As the potato overtakes barley as the staple crop in the Dessie Zuria region of Ethiopia, nutrition is improving.

Sep 20, 2013

Don’t Judge a Vegetable by Its Lack of Color

White vegetables have health benefits, too!

Sep 18, 2013

Ten Reasons Why You Should Eat Potatoes

End potato prejudice! It's time for a potato comeback!

Aug 19, 2013

Obesity Rates in United States Steady but High

Trust for America's Health releases new report on obesity rates in America.

Aug 02, 2013

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Issues Final Rule That Defines "Gluten-Free"

The final rule allows people with celiac disease to avoid potentially life-threatening illnesses from eating gluten.

Jul 22, 2013

Don’t Judge a Carbohydrate by Its Color: Limitations of Glycemic Index

Judging white vegetables based on their glycemic index alone is "premature and possibly counterproductive guidance."

Jun 27, 2013

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Announces "Smart Snacks in School" Nutrition Standards

Under the USDA's new "Smart Snacks in School" nutrition standards, American students will be offered healthier food options during the school day.

Jun 24, 2013

Bright White Vegetables Have Benefits

Scientists acknowledge that bright white produce contains important nutrients.

Jun 21, 2013

Healthy Summer BBQs

Registered dietitian Suzanne Farrell shows how potatoes can be part of a healthy summer BBQ.

Jun 02, 2013

MyPlate Turns Two on June 2, 2013!

For MyPlate’s 2nd birthday, the USDA is throwing a week-long virtual party!

May 28, 2013

Are You Eating Enough Potatoes?

Researchers say that eating potatoes is just as important as filling up on more colorful produce.

May 16, 2013

Don’t Judge a Food by Its Color

New Advances in Nutrition publication reminds us to pay attention to white vegetables for critical nutrients.

May 14, 2013

Focus on Color Means White Veggies Dropped Like a Hot Potato

Colorful vegetables are promoted as key to healthy diets, but don't forget about white vegetables, especially potatoes.

May 14, 2013

Controversy Concerning Severe Sodium Restrictions

Institute of Medicine (IOM) expert committee concludes that current scientific evidence does not support lowering sodium intake below 2,300 mg/day.

Mar 25, 2013

MyPlate Launches New Program Aimed at College and University Students

MyPlate On Campus is a new initiative to get college and university students talking about healthy eating.

Mar 18, 2013

MyPlate Is Now on Facebook!

Learn more about healthy eating on the new MyPlate Facebook page.

Nov 08, 2012

New Potato Product to Be Used in USDA Food Aid

USDA makes first purchase of dehydrated potato granules for a U.S. global feeding program.

Oct 22, 2012

How McDonald’s Canada Makes Its Fries

 McDonald's releases video to show Canadians that its French fries are made out of real potatoes.

Oct 12, 2012

North West Territories Farmer Harvests Potatoes Near Arctic Circle

Norman Wells farm produced 30,000 pounds of potatoes this year.

Oct 10, 2012

Potato Recipes for Halloween

Turn potatoes into fun and spooky dishes for your little goblins!

Oct 02, 2012

Potatoes for Now and in the Future

Genetic improvements in fruits and vegetables are essential to meet the ever-changing needs of growers, processors, and consumers.

Sep 11, 2012

Are You Getting Enough Potassium? Probably Not!

New research finds that only 2% of the U.S. population is meeting its needs for potassium.

Sep 03, 2012

Taxes and Subsidies Have Limited Effects on Food Purchases

Price changes have limited effects on consumer food choices and health outcomes.

Sep 03, 2012

Obesity Report Shows That Fruits and Vegetables Are Important

State obesity rankings show that obesity rates are lower in states where people eat more fruits and vegetables.


Aug 02, 2012

Extreme Makeover, Potato Edition

Could new varieties rekindle America's cooling relationship with the potato?

Jul 09, 2012

Potato Salad is America's #1 BBQ Side Dish

Americans across the country have pronounced potato salad their No. 1 pick among healthy BBQ side dishes.

Jun 22, 2012

Meal-in-a-Peel Potato Bar

The Meal-in-a-Peel Potato Bar is a delicious way to enjoy the nutritional benefits of white potatoes.

Jun 01, 2012

Canada Releases Sodium Reduction Guidance for Food Industry

Health Canada has released “Guidance for the Food Industry on Reducing Sodium in Processed Foods."

May 22, 2012

Seven "Bad" Foods That Are Actually Good for You

Registered dietitian Katherine Tallmadge busts some of the myths that surround the world of nutrition.

May 10, 2012

Potatoes Are the Ultimate Wonder Food

Researchers say people are wrong to shun the potato in favor of modern and more expensive alternatives.

May 01, 2012

Black and White Nutrition

A dietitian dishes on the virtues of eating black and white.

May 01, 2012

30 MyPlate Steps to a Healthier You

Food Reflections is a monthly email newsletter published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

May 01, 2012

Potassium Supplements Not Best Method for Increasing Potassium Intake

Diets high in potassium-rich foods are safest method for increasing potassium intake.

May 01, 2012

Some Drawbacks to New School Meal Standards

Schools across the nation are moving towards new federally-mandated school lunch requirements.

Apr 25, 2012

No Association between White Potato Consumption and Obesity

New research shows no relationship between consumption of white potatoes and risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, or systemic inflammation.

Apr 20, 2012

Foods to Help Lower Your Blood Pressure

Registered dietitian Suzanne Farrell from Cherry Creek Nutrition provides consumers with a list of foods to add to their diet.

Apr 12, 2012

"Forbidden" Foods You Should Be Eating

Some of the foods people tend to avoid actually have health benefits.

Apr 01, 2012

Top 10 Functional Food Trends in 2012

Consumers want nutrients from food, not supplements.

Mar 26, 2012

Potatoes in the White House Garden!

Michelle Obama cuts potatoes for planting in the White House garden.

Mar 14, 2012

It’s Time to Celebrate Potatoes

Potatoes provide nutritional and culinary benefits worth celebrating all year round.

Mar 13, 2012

Potato May Be the World's Favourite Vegetable

A passion for potatoes made it easy for Kathleen Sloan-McIntosh to write an entire cookbook about them.