“This is so important for the potato industry because there are so many misconceptions and myths out there,” Myers said. “Doctors specialize in their fields, but they’re not necessarily taking nutrition classes.”
Myers said the board focused on facts about potatoes’ effects on the glycemic index and about carbohydrates.
The board participated in an event called “What’s in Store” in conjunction with the American Dietetic Association’s late October conference. The event was a symposium for supermarket dieticians and included about 40 supermarket registered dieticians, some of whom are industry influences through blogs and networks.