Food and Parenting Bloggers Experience Living Well with Beef
Earlier this month, 19 food and parenting bloggers participated in an invitation-only, interactive workshop that provided an opportunity for the beef checkoff to share the latest nutrition information and culinary education. The 1 ½-day workshop provided attendees with the opportunity to network, learn about beef’s nutrients, experience umami and get in the kitchen to create new weeknight meals with beef. Attendees shared their experience during the event using a variety of social media platforms and the hashtag #LivingWell. Following the event, several attendees recapped their most memorable takeaways on their blogs such as My Bizzy Kitchen and Amee’s Savory Dish.
Food, Farm and Science
The beef checkoff, through the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), partnered with the New York Beef Council (NYBC) to host a two-day Food, Farm and Science immersion experience Oct. 10 & 11 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Twenty-eight medical and fitness professionals traveled from across 7 states to attend including NY, PA, CT, MD, NJ, MA and NH. Nutrition influencers kicked off the event listening to distinguished speakers such as Doug Paddon-Jones, Ph. D.; Chef Dave Zino; Kim Stackhouse, Ph. D.; Mary Lee Chin, MS, RD; and Mike Roussell, Ph. D. Attendees were awed at the talk on the latest in protein research and sustainability. Chef Dave Zino provided hands-on experience with the power of umami and beef cookery. Doug and Cheryl Giles of Walbridge Farm, Millbrook, N.Y., hosted the group on day two for an on-farm tour of their cow/calf and seed stock operation. Attendees then had the chance to address their questions to a diverse panel of members from the beef community. Listen to what two certified fitness professionals had to say about their experience: http://bit.ly/FFS_Bovee.
For additional information, check out these sites:
The beef production story is told through www.explorebeef.org, 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.
Consumer Information - Archive
- Talking Beef Nutrition with Food Editors (September)
- Helping Busy Parents Serve Beef (September)
- Working Out in the Park with Beef (August)
- Taking the Beef Story to Classrooms (August)
- Heating Up Grilling Season (May)
- Engaging the Influencers (May)
- Fueling up with Beef (March)
- Getting Results! (March)
- Uniting At the Summit (March)
According to the Beef Act, consumer information means nutritional data and other information that will assist consumers and others in making evaluations and decisions regarding the purchase, preparation and use of beef and beef products. This includes checkoff programs such as consumer public relations about beef and the cattle industry, from pasture to plate; communications with nutrition influencers about the nutrient qualities and profile of beef; and youth education and information about the role of beef as part of a healthy diet.