Published online: Jun 28, 2012 Potato Storage, Potato Harvesting, Seed Potatoes
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MCLEAN, Va.-The Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.apre.org.

APRE, a not-for-profit research and education organization established one year ago today, is 100 percent dedicated to expanding and translating research into science-based policy and education initiatives on the role of all forms of the potato-a nutritious vegetable-in a well-balanced diet.

The APRE website is designed as the go-to online resource for all nutrition science related to the potato, notes APRE President and CEO, Maureen Storey, PhD. "Our mission is to provide accessible, science-based information that will help a core audience of professionals in the nutrition science and health communities to understand the nutritional benefits that potatoes and potato foods can bring to the American diet," she says.
"The new website is an easy-to-use resource for registered dietitians and medical practitioners, such as medical doctors, nurses and physician assistants, aimed at keeping these professionals well informed about new scientific data related to the potato prepared in all forms," Storey adds.

Visitors will have access to a wealth of regularly updated news and information on the site, including original scientific briefs, a video library featuring potato nutrition advice from registered dietitians, and comprehensive industry and government links. Other features include ongoing updates about APRE's partnerships with USDA's MyPlate and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Kids Eat Right program, a full calendar of scientific and professional conferences, meetings, and more.