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Thanks to checkoff nutrition research distributed to health professionals, weight loss surgeon Dr. Terry Simpson, MD, recently showcased steak as a nutrient-rich, satisfying meal on his blog, Your Doctor’s Orders. He suggested a meal of steak and green beans to demonstrate how to “Eat Big But Small” by increasing consumption of foods that are “nutrient dense but calorie light” and offer satiety or a feeling of fullness – especially helpful for dieters looking for foods that can control hunger.
The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.