Picking on Potatoes? Maine Sen. Susan Collins Weighs In on USDA Nutrition Debate (NPR)



A battle has been brewing over the the USDA’s proposed school nutrition guidelines, namely over the agency’s proposal to limit potatoes and other starchy vegetables in school lunch to one cup per week.

“The problem is that the potato has been unfairly singled out,” says U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, representing the sixth-largest potato-growing state in the country.

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