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Get Your Strength From Beef

Beef is a great source of 10 essential nutrients that support a heart-healthy lifestyle including protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins. The nutrients found in beef provide our bodies with the strength to thrive and grow throughout all the stages of life. Read more below to learn about how beef's nutrients help fuel you and your family.


Caribbean Jerk Tri-Tip Over Basil Lime Salad

Research on heart health shows that eating lean beef can be a solution to one of America’s greatest health challenges. Not only can lean beef be part of a heart-healthy diet, but it can help lower cholesterol as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle.



Red Wine Herb-Marinated Beef Steak

If there was a protein contest, beef would surely be crowned the king! One 3 oz cooked serving of beef provides 25 grams, roughly 50% of your Daily Value, of this important nutrient that supports strong, lean bodies—making it an excellent source!



An athlete's day is busy and full. That is why it is so important to understand how to adequately fuel the whole day, not just pre-, during- and post-exercise. These protein and nutrient packed recipes from the Sports Nutrition Game Plan are designed to support a young athlete's active schedule.

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Beef's Nutrients

FY23 BIWFD Recipes, Sirloin with Sugar Snap Pea and Pasta Salad

When it comes to beef and your health, you can rest easy knowing that along with being delicious, beef contains important nutrients. In just one 3 oz. cooked serving, you’re getting 10 essential nutrients including protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins.

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Family meal

Meet Rose. Mom, entrepreneur, mindset coach and lover of life. Like most of us, she's got her plate pretty full. She's your gal if you're looking to be the healthiest version of yourself and fill your life (and plate) with joy and a whole lot of grace. 


A Dietitian Explains Beef For Strength

Registered Dietitian and Health Coach, Kim Larson has spent her professional life helping people achieve athletic success, personal health and create balance in their kitchen by focusing on the power of real foods. Learn from Kim as she helps parents understand beef's essential role in a strong life.

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Strength Starts In The Kitchen

Family meal

Meet Rose. Mom, entrepreneur, mindset coach and lover of life. Like most of us, she's got her plate pretty full. She's your gal if you're looking to be the healthiest version of yourself and fill your life (and plate) with joy and a whole lot of grace.

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Farm To Gym Fitness

The daily dose of fitness that most farmers and ranchers enjoy isn't all that different from the strength training moves you might see in any given gym each day. See if you can stay fit like a farmer with moves like the "Hay Throw", "Tailgate Step Up", or (everyone's favorite) "Dodge the Bull".

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A long list of Nutrients

Wondering how beef stacks up against other protein options? When it comes to high-quality proteins, beef provides many nutrients in a smaller serving size than some other choices (with unbeatable taste at that)!

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One Simple Ingredient

Food should be delicious, and you just can’t beat that mouthwatering flavor combined with the authentic source of protein provided by a serving of beef.

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Lean Beef

Gazpacho Steak Salad

We all know that beef tastes great, but did you know how good it is for you too? A 3 oz. serving of lean beef provides 10 essential nutrients in around 150 calories, less than 10 grams of total fat and less than 95 mg of cholesterol.

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Pomegranate Steak with Quinoa

There are many choices when choosing an eating style that works for you. Most healthy diets have a lot in common and beef plays an essential role in many, as an authentic high-quality protein with ten essential nutrients, like iron, zinc and B-vitamins.

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Beef for all ages

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Beyond the special memories around the table and the tasty delights we experience across a lifetime, beef provides our bodies with the fuel and strength to thrive throughout all stage of life- from infancy to adulthood.

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Early Bites with Beef

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Women Infants and Children’s Program (WIC) and, now for the first time ever, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend introducing solid foods, like beef, to infants and toddlers, in order to pack in every bite with protein, iron, zinc and choline. Puree, mash, chop and shred beef to share the family meal's flavors with your youngest. Read on to learn how and why to incorporate beef throughout your baby's developing feeding stages.

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puree with purpose

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Around 6 months of age, it is important to introduce nutrient-rich solid foods along with breastmilk or formula. The introduction of these first foods, also known as complementary foods, provides babies with the opportunity to experience new tastes, textures, colors and also teaches them how to enjoy food. Foods like beef can provide babies with a good source of iron, zinc, choline, B vitamins and protein, and can also provide them with a unique taste and texture experience.   

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Dive into more nutrition research, expert knowledge and advice as well as recipes that will help you wit the how-to's by visiting Beef It's What's For Dinner. If you have questions about starting solid foods, always consult your physician or health care provider first.

The Nutrition Of Beef Cuts

Balsamic Marinated Beef Top Sirloin Steak & Asparagus

All beef cuts contain 10 essential nutrients. But, cuts can vary slightly in their nutrient content depending on their location on the carcass. See the nutritional profile of some of the classic and up-and-coming beef cuts.

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Resources for Retail Dietitians

Beef Fajita Salad with Mango Serrano Vinaigrette

Health and nutrition are top of mind. With more dietitians working in retail grocery, here’s an opportunity for meat departments and dietitians to work together to help people understand the meat case and the nutritional benefits of beef.

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Resources for Health Professionals

Registered Dietitian

Research and clinical studies have shown the various benefits to consuming lean beef and how it plays an important role in a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle. Learn more about the research and studies behind beef's nutritional qualities.

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