Autumn Velez| August 16, 2018
To help get the school year off to a happy and healthy start, Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is making it easier than ever to incorporate beef into packed lunches with the Best. School. Lunch. Ever! recipe collection.
The Best. School. Lunch. Ever! recipe collection features a variety of simple, yet nutritious recipes with nutrition-packed beef as the superstar main ingredient. The collection can be found at Beef. It's What's For Dinner., with nutritionals and serving information for each delectable recipe.
A few standout recipes from the collection include:
“Beef is the perfect addition to any school lunch,” said Shalene McNeill, Ph.D., R.D., executive director of nutrition research for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff “Beef is packed full of ten essential nutrients, including protein and iron, giving kids the fuel, they need to thrive in the classroom. As a registered dietitian and mom, beef is my go-to protein for my kids’ lunchboxes.”
About the Beef Checkoff
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 may 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.
About NCBA, a Contractor to the Beef Checkoff
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. The Beef Checkoff Program is administered by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, with oversight provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.