GLEED, Wash. (AP) — Potato growers say the spud is being unfairly singled out by healthy food advocates.
After a recommendation by the Institute of Medicine, the federal Women, Infants and Children program approved an interim rule that bars participants from buying potatoes with their federal dollars. Potatoes are the only vegetable not allowed.
The institute, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, also has recommended that the U.S. Department of Agriculture-backed school lunch program limit use of potatoes.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Feds consider limiting potatoes offered to kids
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