Latest News from the IPC

Nov 7, 2005

PMA Book-Signing Event Focuses Attention on Downward Spiral of Anti-Carb Diets

ATLANTA, GA, November 7, 2005 - As part of its ongoing effort to set the record straight about carbs, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) jumped at the chance to have its national fitness spokesperson, Denise Austin, in Atlanta for this year's PMA show. The IPC was particularly excited about including Austin in the weekend activities as the meeting coincides with the roll-out of Austin's new book Eat Carbs, Lose Weight.
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Nov 6, 2005

National Fitness Star Adds Glitz & Glamor to Idaho Potato Commission's VIP Reception

Sunday, November 6, 2005, Atlanta, GA - National fitness expert Denise Austin signed copies of her new book for guests attending a private Idaho Potato reception. The event was held during the PMA Fresh Summit International Convention and Exposition this week in Atlanta.
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Nov 6, 2005

National Fitness Star Draws Crowds at Idaho Potato Commission's PMA Booth

Sunday, November 6, 2005, Atlanta, GA - Denise Austin and Idaho Potato fans lined up for a chance to meet America's Favorite fitness expert on Sunday, November 6th, 2005, during PMA's fresh summit international convention and exposition.
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Oct 30, 2005

Idaho Potato Commission's VP of Legal and Government Affairs Shows Them How It's Done in D.C.!

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 30, 2005 - When the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) announced its decision to help sponsor the 30th Annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) as part of its annual harvest celebration program, little did it know that one of its own would go the next step (literally, mile after mile) and actually run it! This is exactly what Patrick Kole, the IPC's VP of Legal and Government Affairs did, in X hours and XX minutes - an especially noteworthy feat considering this was the first marathon he has ever participated in.
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Oct 10, 2005

Think Your Favorite Holiday Potato Recipe Is A Winner?

EAGLE, ID, October 10, 2005 – America’s favorite potato has launched a national recipe contest searching for home chefs’ favorite holiday potato recipes.
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Aug 2, 2005

Potatoes Demonstrate Staying Power as Diets Come and Go

EAGLE, ID, August 2, 2005 – Against the backdrop of the bankruptcy-court protection sought by Atkins Nutritionals Inc., the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) reiterates its position that complex carbohydrates play a critical role in a healthy lifestyle.
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Feb 11, 2005

America's Favorite Fitness Expert Re-Creates Famous Potato Sack Photo Immortalized by Marilyn Monroe Half Century Ago

BOISE, ID, Feb. 11, 2005 - The familiar phrase "you'd look good even in a potato sack" originated from a stunt pulled off by 20th Century Fox in 1952: Marilyn Monroe was under contract with the movie studio then and the studio wanted to showcase Monroe's beauty and prove that she didn't need to be dressed in gowns, furs and jewels to look good. The resulting photos – a series of shots of the beautiful 26 year old posing in heels and an Idaho Potato sack – are probably one of the most enduring photo sequences of the famous blonde.
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Feb 9, 2005

Guess Who's Ready for a Repeat Performance, Mary Ann (A.K.A. Dawn Wells) of Gilligan's Island Fame Makes Retailers Everywhere Wish They'd Get Stranded at United!

EAGLE, IDAHO, February 9, 2005 – Visitors may experience dejá vu when they attend the United Fresh Fruits and Vegetable 2005 Produce Expo and Conference in Chicago April 30 through May 3. On the heels of her appearance at last year's Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Conference in Anaheim, CA, Dawn Wells will reappear as the Idaho Potato Commission's special guest at United.
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Feb 1, 2005

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor: Sweethearts aren't the only ones who celebrate in February. Spud lovers everywhere also get a piece of the action with the entire month dedicated to loving potatoes. In honor of Potato Lovers Month and the upcoming National Nutrition Month in March, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) and fitness guru Denise Austin are offering an informative pamphlet, A Fun Way to Fuel Up, showcasing easy-to-follow, healthy lifestyle tips and nutritious recipes.
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