How do you become Potato Man of the Year?

January 14, 2011 10:52:09 AM PST
Sticking to an all-potato diet for 60 days has earned Chris Voigt the National Potato Council's Potato Man of the Year honor. The Columbia Basin Herald reports the award was presented to the Pasco man last weekend at the council's annual meeting in Las Vegas. The award goes to someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to represent the potato industry.

Voigt is head of the Washington Potato Commission. He ate nothing but potato dishes for a 60-day stretch last fall to demonstrate they are healthy and not junk food.

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