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School Foodservice Potato Nutrition

Kids love potatoes

Potato Nutrition

Fueling Students with Potatoes

Kids love potatoes. They are an economical source of nutrition and are versatile for breakfast and lunch in many different dishes. Learn about the many ways potatoes can help school foodservice operators overcome operational challenges while also providing healthy, great-tasting and cost-effective meals.

Potato Nutrition

An excellent source of vitamin C

A good source of potassium (more than a banana!)

A good source of vitamin B6

Provide 26 grams of carbohydrate per serving, which is the primary fuel our brains need to function

They are fat-free, sodium-free, gluten-free, and cholesterol-free

Potato Nutrition Label

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. They also have the 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.


Potatoes Deliver an Unbeatable ROI

Potatoes qualify as reimbursable 3/4 to 1 cup serving of vegetables required by the USDA’s National School Lunch Program.