Bloomsday 2023

on Friday, 05 May 2023. Posted in Blog & News

Hello everyone! WSPC is back at it again with another Bloomsday Tradeshow & Race in the books. On May 5th-7th we were in Spokane, Washington for this fun event. We enjoy participating in this event with the purpose of coming together as a community to support healthy lifestyles for our youth, families, and athletes. We as sponsors have the opportunity to share etiquette information, recipes, fresh potatoes and athletic gear to support the Spokane athletes. We enjoy giving out supplies to educate our community about how potatoes are a good source of intake for our body’s health. At the show we passed out free produce bags filled with high-quality spuds, cooling towels for the hot weather, recipe cards to try at home and backpacks to store all your goodies in. We gave away a total of 1,200 clear backpacks of potatoes with 3,750lbs of a variety of red, yellow and russet potatoes. Athletes found our information very interesting as it plays a big role in their health benefits. Everyone was excited to see us handing our health cards for them to carb up for the 7.5 mile run and to sign up for Team Potato.  We had multiple new members sign up. If you are interested in signing up for Team Potato you can click here. These nutritious Washington Potatoes have complex carbs, potassium, fiber, protein, vitamin C and B6 which helps fuel the athletes. Plus, the significant amount of potassium and carbohydrates in a potato allows for energy boosts and quick muscle recovery! Potatoes contain no fat, cholesterol, sodium, or gluten, making them the perfect superfood for athletes! Potatoes are easy and fast to cook, and they make a perfect side dish for your meals. Check out the Nutrition and Lifestyle tab on our website to learn more about the ways potatoes can benefit your health and what they have to offer for your body’s health!


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Encouraging school foodservice operators to use more poatoes

Encouraging school foodservice operators to use more poatoes

As America’s Favorite Vegetable, potatoes can help provide students with the nutrients and energy they need to do their best during the school day. That’s why it’s important to remind school foodservice operators that potatoes are not only delicious, but also cost-effective and a nutritious addition to the school menu. In partnership with the School Nutrition Association (SNA), two webinars featured potatoes.  The first webinar, “Maximize Your Menus and Minimize Labor Constraints with Potatoes”, showcased potatoes through on-trend, student-friendly menu innovations and solutions to ease labor strains. The second webinar, “Fun Summer Feeding with Potatoes”, showcased how putting potatoes at the center of the plate can enhance summer feeding programs in fresh and fun ways. Both webinars included a live cooking demonstration with Potatoes USA Culinary Director Chef RJ Harvey, RD and Award-Winning Author Dayle Hayes, MS, RD. The demonstrations were pre-recorded in the Potatoes USA Spud Lab and were a big hit with the participants. Webinars Key Takeaways: Nutritional benefits of potatoes at an affordable price How potatoes can limit food waste Ways potatoes can take over as the center of the plate How serving potatoes to children over the summer can be fun Upon webinar completion, attendees were able to earn continuing education credits. All recipes and resources utilized in the webinar are available on the SNA website for future download. Following are some quotes from the operators who were very engaged in the webinar chat. “My favorite Webinar I’ve seen so far this year. VERY helpful and insightful. Well Done!”  “Love Dayle and RJ as a team. Can they please start a cooking youtube series? ‘Dayle and RJ: Potatoes for All!’” “Great webinar, gained new ideas for using potatoes. Thank you!” SNA is recognized as the authority on school nutrition and utilizes weekly webinars to educate their 50,000+ members. For more information on K-12 School Foodservice marketing activities, email

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