Protein + Veg =
One Powerful Meal
Beef is a delicious protein choice that enhances balanced plates, making it easier to help your kids enjoy nutritious meals featuring lean meat, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. And, beef is versatile enough to incorporate into many easy recipes that fit picky kids’ taste buds!
Veggie-Packed Beef Recipes
Beef’s Important Nutrients
Beef provides 10 essential nutrients critical to promoting proper brain development and function. The iron, zinc and B vitamins found in beef play an essential role in developing and maintaining cognitive ability in children.2-5 Do more than just get your kids through the day – encourage them to be their best every day.
Beef's Big 10
Beef’s Protein Boosts Growing Bodies
Beef is an excellent source of high-quality protein, which is especially important for children because it supports the growth, repair and maintenance of growing muscles, and the production of red blood cells. Protein also helps maintain a healthy weight and improves physical performance to fuel activity in kids.6 Hello, future soccer stars!
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