Beef Up Your Children’s Nutrition Intake

Beef Up Your Children’s Nutrition Intake

Corryn La Rue
Corryn La Rue
According to nutrition experts, many children- especially teenagers- are falling short on key nutrients found in animal proteins such as iron and vitamins B6 and B12. Executive Director of Nutrition Science, Health and Wellness for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Shalene McNeill, joins us.

“Unfortunately our school-aged children… are not getting the nutrients they need to thrive. And when we look at this from a perspective of nutrition experts and medical experts, we start to get really concerned about some key nutrients. Nutrients like iron, zinc, and b-vitamins that many children are falling short in. Those are the nutrients that beef provides, so it’s an easy way to fill those nutrient gaps in children and teens. When you look at the nutritional package of beef and compare it to other protein options, there’s really no other food that gets you the same combination of nutrients beef provides. So other foods may have protein, but they don’t have the same combination of iron and zinc and b-vitamins that beef does. So it can really uniquely fill some of those key critical nutritional gaps.”

“Keep in mind that beef is a great nutritional value for your money. Because you’re getting satisfying protein, delicious protein, high quality protein and nutrients.”

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