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The Great Potato Debate

Potatoes coming out of a burlap sack onto the soil
Maine Public

When is a vegetable not a vegetable? When the Department of Agriculture says so. We’ll discuss the current debate over how potatoes are classified – as vegetables or grains. A federal decision is pending, and it matters to a lot of people - from potato farmers to school nutritionists.

Panelists:
Jeanne Reilly, director of school nutrition, RSU 14 Windham/Raymond School District; represents the Northeast Region for the Public Policy & Legislation Committee of the School Nutrition Association
Eric Rimm, professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; expertise in nutrition

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