Potatoes USA is committed to providing key nutrition information to enhance your scientific base of knowledge about potatoes in the American diet. We support your efforts with a collection of materials, including research, primers, handouts and news, as well as materials to aid in teaching your clients about the role of potatoes in a healthy diet.
See our Potato Nutrition page for potato nutrient information.
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Fundamentals of Glycogen PDF
Review the literature on athlete nutrition status, education, culinary skills, and performance.
Tactics And Techniques PDF
You need to be in the know when it comes to the quality, quantity, and distribution of your athlete’s daily protein intake. Athletes eating plant-based protein must pay attention to optimizing protein intake at each meal. Adequate amounts of the branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) — especially leucine that’s most involved in muscle protein synthesis — are critical.
Plant-Based Protein PDF
As an athlete, your muscles depend on high-quality carbohydrates for fuel! Potatoes are nutrient-dense complex carbs and contain key nutrients to elevate health and athletic performance.
Power-Packed Potato PDF
Power pack your performance with potatoes.
How to Build Your Hash Brown Power Bowl
All types of sports and stages of activity require adequate fuel for energy and recovery. Potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium, and energy that strength, team sports or endurance athletes need to perform at their best.
Fueling All Stages of Activity Infographic
A nutritional powerhouse, potatoes are a popular, nutrient-rich vegetable that provides fuel and replenishment for athletic performance.
Potato Nutrition Infographic
5 Steps to Fueling a Playoff Team Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, nutrition consultant for a professional football team heading to the playoffs, shares what she keeps top-of-mind when fueling her athletes: Football players are always in a state of prepare: for the next workout, practice or game – or repair: from the physical activity they just completed. Sports nutrition is part of the internal…Read More
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Potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium and energy that we need to perform at our best. More energy-packed than any other popular vegetable, potatoes have even more potassium than a banana. Plus, there’s a potato option to fuel your body and brain throughout the day — whether you lead an active lifestyle or are competing with elite athletes.
Performance Magazine PDF
A compilation of all-things-potato, the Potato Nutrition Handbook provides a comprehensive summary of potato nutrition facts, research, recipes and more. Beginning with the history of potatoes and ending with a monthly calendar of ideas for news features, newsletters and blog posts, the pages are brimming with potato information including scientific research regarding potatoes, tips for cooking potatoes and healthy recipes to keep the potato naturally nutritious and delicious.
Potato Nutrition Handbook PDF
In 2004, Potatoes USA (formerly the U.S. Potato Board) began a formal Nutrition Research Program with the goal of creating a body of scientific evidence highlighting the nutritional benefits of potatoes and dispelling the myths and misconceptions surrounding potatoes. Today, we continue to provide external funding for research under the Alliance for Potato Research and Education.* Potatoes USA positions itself at the forefront of potato nutrition research, monitoring research and trends in the U.S. and overseas that could impact potato consumption in America. You can find a collection of research abstracts that highlight the nutritional value of potatoes as a part of a healthy diet here.
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