Idaho Potato Commission and Lori Otter working to teach kids of the nutritional benefits of potatoes

Jaclyn Brandt

Idaho Potato Commission and Lori Otter working to teach kids of the nutritional benefits of potatoes

CREATED Jan. 8, 2013

The Idaho Potato Commission has partnered with Idaho’s First Lady, Lori Otter, for its 75th anniversary to launch “Smashed Spuddy Buddy,” an educational and interactive program designed to help teach kids about the nutritional benefits of Idaho potatoes. According to the commission, parents will also have an opportunity to win one of 75 $100 U.S. Savings Bonds.

“It’s a real treat for me to be able to work with the Idaho Potato Commission on a program that promotes one of our state’s top agricultural products, teaches young kids about nutrition and can financially help families,” Otter said. “In Idaho, we are very proud of the potato industry and wish the Idaho Potato Commission many years of continued success.”

Parents and/or teachers of students in grades 1-3 who would like to participate in the program can visit the “Just for Kids” section at www.idahpotato.com. Once on the page, click on the Smashed Spuddy Buddy program where an educational video, “How a Potato Grows,” can be downloaded as well as a black-and-white drawing of Spuddy Buddy, the IPC’s mascot.

"Kids are encouraged to color Spuddy Buddy and with the help of a parent, take a photo of him somewhere in their home, community, church or anywhere in the world! Parents who upload the photo to the contest site before June 30, 2013 will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes to win one of 75 $100 U.S. Saving Bonds," said the IPC.

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