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Maine registered dietitian sends an SOS to Senators Collins and Snowe

McLean, VA. . . September 14, 2011In a letter to Maine's two Senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, prominent South Portland registered dietitian, Ms. Kitty Broihier, MS, RD., said, "I would like to thank you for taking a tough stand on a school nutrition issue that's particularly important to our statethe amount of potatoes and other starchy vegetables that can be offered through the school lunch program.

Broihier wrote, "First, there is no question that potatoes have an important role in a well-balanced diet. Potatoes are packed with potassium and dietary fibertwo nutrients that are chronically under-consumed by both children and adults in this country, according to the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines.

"Second, according to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, French fried potatoes comprise just 1.5% of the total daily calories in the diets of all Americans, 2 years of age or older. The charts at the bottom of this letter illustrate this very minor caloric contribution.

"Pinning the complex issue of childhood obesity on one food is an incredible oversimplification, though not unheard of, unfortunately. Which food will be discriminated against next? It seems to me that encouraging the consumption of a wide variety of wholesome foodsincluding potatoes and other starchy vegetablesis a more reasonable approach, and one that both students and schools can live with.


Contact: Jeff Nedelman
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