WSPC Visits the Apple Cup

on Wednesday, 28 November 2018. Posted in Blog & News

WSPC Commissioners and staff members had a blast, serving FREE baked potatoes in the Field House at the 2018 Apple Cup! The hungry crowds loved our product and were able to head over to the game with warm full bellies on the snowy evening. Over 1,700 baked potatoes to the excited game-goers. While collecting their free baked potatoes, fans also had the opportunity to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. We were able to raise funds from generous fans to donate to 2nd Harvest to help feed those in need this holiday season. There was a lot of excitement in Pullman last Friday, and many people were able to make new friends. Even our potato pal Russ was able to meet Butch, the WSU mascot at the game. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did at this energetic event!

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Encouraging school foodservice operators to use more poatoes

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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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