At McCain®, we start with wholesome, quality ingredients to create great-tasting foods consumers love. And in today’s increasingly health-conscious society, we’re taking steps to make our foods even better—better tasting and better for you. We promise.
One of the ways we’re doing that is by partnering with The Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) in their efforts to expand and translate scientific research into evidence-based policy and education initiatives that recognize the role of all forms of the potato—a nutritious vegetable—in promoting health for all age groups.
According to Dr. Connie Weaver, a distinguished professor of nutrition science at Purdue University, "When prepared in a healthy way, potatoes are nutritious. People need to remember that white veggies have a place at the table, too." Read More
"White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients" identifies a substantial body of evidence that demonstrates how the inclusion of white vegetables, such as potatoes, can increase intake of shortfall nutrients as well as help increase overall vegetable consumption. Read Full Article
Dr. Maureen Storey, study co-author and APRE President and CEO noted, "Very few Americans get enough potassium, which is a key nutrient that helps control blood pressure. Our study shows that the white potato is a particularly nutrient-rich vegetable. Read More
As a family-owned company, McCain is committed to nourishing hard-working Americans with great-tasting food. And that means making foods that are delicious, affordable and nutritious. Find out what steps we’re taking to increase our commitment to more nutritious offerings in McCain Life.
Maureen Storey, Ph.D., president and CEO of the U.S.-based Alliance for Potato Research & Education (APRE), of which McCain is a founding member, talked about new information that suggests that calorie intake from white potatoes is surprisingly modest for adults and school-aged children. Read Full Article
"Being part of FNCE [Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo] allows us to build trust and confidence with the most important nutrition influencers," said Dr. Jennifer Garrett, McCain Global Nutrition Director. Read More