IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION “BUILD A BAKER” WEB PAGE DELIVERS
NUTRITION MESSAGING TO KIDS IN EASY BITES
Eagle ID (May 2016)—Teaching nutrition to kids can be problematic. While the topic galvanizes adults, kids need a little help to engage. So make nutrition intriguing and interactive with Build a Baker, a web page created by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) to help kids make healthy menu choices. Potatoes often get a bad nutrition rap, when, in fact, potatoes are a nutrient-dense vegetable. A healthy diet that includes potatoes starts with preparation and toppings.
In 7 months the Truck will travel 28,000 miles & visit more than 60 cities
Boise, ID (May 2, 2016) Back by popular demand, the world’s largest potato on wheels is traveling across the country promoting Idaho’s most famous agricultural product, the Idaho® potato. While on its journey, the Big Idaho® Potato Truck will help dozens of charities better serve their communities through its charitable program, “A Big Helping.”
Eagle, IDAHO (February 11, 2016) -- In a recent survey conducted by the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC), it was revealed that consumers aren’t aware that potatoes are a potassium-rich food. While 89% of Americans consider bananas to be a significant source of potassium, only 27% associate potatoes with potassium.
Eagle, Idaho (January 7, 2016) -- The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is ringing in the new year with three new recipes that use frozen Idaho® potatoes to put a time-saving and tasty spin on classic winter favorites. With frozen Idaho® potatoes, anyone can prepare delicious and hearty dinners in no time.
“The recipes were created to help home cooks find new uses for frozen Idaho® potatoes that help reduce time in the kitchen without sacrificing flavor,” explained Frank Muir, President and CEO, IPC. “There are literally dozens of frozen Idaho® potato products that can be incorporated into any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner. The key is to look for the famous ‘Grown in Idaho’ seal on the packaging.”
Idaho Potato Commission’s Mascot Spuddy Buddy and the Big Idaho® Potato Truck Were Part of the Festivities
Boise, Idaho (January 4, 2016) -- For the third consecutive year, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) was a major sponsor of the New Year’s Eve Idaho® Potato Drop in downtown Boise, Idaho. Seconds before midnight, against a backdrop of fireworks, a 17-foot long potato was lowered by crane into a crowd of more than 40,000 revelers.
AKRON ZIPS CELEBRATE FIRST BOWL VICTORY AGAINST UTAH STATE AGGIES AT THE 19TH ANNUAL FAMOUS IDAHO® POTATO BOWL
Idaho Potato Commission is the Naming Sponsor of the Premier Cold-Weather College Football Game
Boise, Idaho (December 29, 2015) - The Utah State University Aggies (Mountain West Conference) were the predicted victors of the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl, but the Akron Zips (Mid-American Conference) played strong and hard to win their first bowl game ever on the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The cold-weather game aired live on ESPN and ESPN Radio on Tuesday, December 22nd with millions of fans tuning in from across the country.
EAGLE, Idaho (December 16, 2015) -- Hungry football fans across the country entered the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) first-ever Tailgating Recipe Contest for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl in Boise on December 22. Hundreds of “spudtacular” recipes were entered, but Crystal Schlueter’s Tackling Tater Tacos, with spiced Idaho® potatoes drizzled with a delectable chipotle honey slaw and irresistible chorizo crema, won over the hearts…and stomachs of the judges.
IDAHO POTATO COMMISSION CELEBRATES PARTNERSHIPS WITH MORE THAN 100 FOOD BLOGGERS
New Documentary Features the 2015 Idaho® Potato Harvest Food Blogger Experience and Spud-Lovin' Food Bloggers Receive Heartfelt Badge of Recognition
EAGLE, ID (December 2, 2015) — Food bloggers have increasingly become a trusted resource for millions of Americans and the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is proud to announce that in the past five years it has worked with more than 100 food bloggers on numerous projects and invited dozens to travel to Idaho to experience the annual potato harvest first-hand.
New Charitable Mission "A Big Helping" Provided Financial Assistance to Local Charities Across the Country
EAGLE, Idaho, November 4, 2015 – After four years on the road, the jaw-dropping, head-turning Big Idaho® Potato Truck continues to generate excitement everywhere it goes. In 2015 the Big Idaho® Potato Truck visited 49 cities, clocked more than 22,087 miles, and raised thousands of dollars for local charities across the country. The Big Idaho® Potato Truck had a new mission in 2015 to deliver “A Big Helping” to charities across the U.S. by providing them with a unique opportunity to raise money and awareness for their cause.
Dan Nakamura and Lynn Wilcox Reappointed for Second Three-year Term
EAGLE, Idaho, September 29, 2015 – The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced the recent appointment of James Hoff as a new Commissioner who will a serve three-year term. James Hoff of Hoff Farms in Idaho Falls will be formally sworn in at the IPC’s October meeting. Dan Nakamura and Lynn Wilcox, who have already served one term, will be sworn in for second three-year terms. The Commissioners were nominated by industry peers and selected by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter.
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous "Grown in Idaho®" seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho's ideal growing conditions, including rich, volcanic soil, climate and irrigation differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states.
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