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Eye on Potatoes podcast: Defending potatoes in the 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans process

This week the participants in the Eye on Potatoes podcast chatted about the formulation of the 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and how the U.S. potato industry is working to ensure that the accurate facts about potato nutrition are heard by those creating the guidelines.

They were joined by NPC CEO Kam Quarles who submitted testimony to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, which is charged with reviewing the current body of nutrition science and developing a scientific report for HHS and USDA to consider as it writes the 2025 DGAs.

Eye on Potatoes was also joined by Beth Johnson, who has spent over 25 years as a food policy expert, both inside and outside of government, including at the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Senate Agriculture Committee, and the National Restaurant Association. While at USDA, she helped lead the department’s work in creating the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Beth is the Founder and Principal of Food Directions, which helps organizations and companies operating in a global food policy environment. She and her team at Food Directions have been working closely with NPC to tell the positive potato story.

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Source: National Potato Council (NPC)

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