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Increasing Reach of Beef Nutrition Facts

CLW Foods, a national supplier of fresh and frozen ground-beef products, is the latest company to work with the beef checkoff to participate in the American Heart Association® Heart-Check Food Certification program. The partnership enables CLW Foods to display the trusted Heart-Check mark on four extra-lean ground-beef products (bulk, patties and private labels), signifying they meet the Association’s criteria for what it calls “heart-healthy” foods as part of an overall healthy dietary pattern. Extra-lean ground beef is one of nine fresh beef cuts and cut variations certified by the American Heart Association.

Sharing Beef-Education Tools

The Beef Checkoff Program has launched an updated beef resources web page dedicated to sharing nationally focused beef-education tools with teachers, volunteers, farmers and ranchers. The page features a new video highlighting the 2016 checkoff-funded “On the Farm” STEM event (curriculum based on educating students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and its impact on district- and university-level STEM coordinators.

For additional information, check out these sites:

The beef production story is told through www.factsaboutbeef.com, a site which offers information, photos, graphics, facts and figures, personal accounts and other resources that combine to tell the story of how beef gets from producers pastures to consumers’ plates.

Professionals in foodservice, retail and manufacturing industries can go to www.beefinnovationsgroup.com to find beef product ideas and tools to make new products successful in the market.

Consumers can go to www.BeefItsWhatsforDinner.com for beef tips, facts, nutrition information, recipes, contests, cookbook ordering information and the “Beef So Simple” newsletter.

Consumers looking for nutrition and dietary information about beef can go to www.beefnutrition.org to order or download materials and research information, or find a schedule of nutrition events and seminars.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) is a misunderstood but potentially serious animal disease. For the most accurate information, turn to www.bseinfo.org, an informational site housing current information regarding for consumers, producers and beef industry representatives.

A Web site with simple, creative resources for new and exciting ways to not only enjoy meals as a family, but also engage in some good, old-fashioned fun together! We hope you find it useful and encourage you to come back often for fresh ideas can be found at www.family-mealtimes.org.

Bilingual consumers can turn to http://www.lacarnederes.com/, a consumer site in Spanish and English, for quick-and-easy beef recipes, nutrition information, and beef shopping, storage and cooking guides.

Addressing beef nutrition with a focus on the classroom, www.teachfree.com offer materials to order or download; serves as a resource for teachers with a large selection of free posters, brochures, and teaching kits about beef and human nutrition.


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