Potato Nutrition

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Potatoes provide the energy, carbohydrate & potassium kids need to power performance throughout the school day.

More energy-packed than any other popular vegetable.

  • Adequate energy intake supports optimal body functions
  • It’s critical to take in the appropriate number of calories to match the demands of a kid’s day
  • A medium (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains 110 calories

Potatoes deliver an unbeatable ROI

Did you know that potatoes...

Qualify as reimbursable 3/4 to 1 cup serving of vegetables required per day by the USDA’s national school lunch programs.

Provide key nutrients at an affordable price.

Potatoes have the highest score per dollar (along with sweet potatoes and carrots) on eight important nutrients – potassium, fiber, protein, vitamins C and E, calcium, iron and magnesium.

Lowest cost source of potassium offering 13% of a child’s daily potassium needs for less than 5 cents per serving. Prices depend on supplier.

Are available in many varieties and forms through various suppliers to keep your menu fresh and costs low.


  • Available year round and in every market
  • Multiple types to keep meals interesting
  • Several forms to fit various needs
    Fresh | Refrigerated | Frozen | Dehydrated

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  • An excellent source of vitamin C
  • A good source of potassium (more than a banana!)
  • A good source of vitamin B6
  • Fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free

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