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IT’S NOT JUST A SALES PITCH, IT’S SCIENCE

Reaching health professionals with science-

based information about beef’s body benefits

and sharing resources for their patients is

a key area of focus for the Oklahoma Beef Council, which is the reason the

OBC exhibits and share information with a multitude of groups including

the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians, the Oklahoma Academy of

Nutrition and Dietetics and the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.

ON THE ROAD

The Oklahoma Beef Council continues to be the

major underwriter of the “On the RoadWith Ag in

the Classroom”, a three-day summer, professional

development opportunity for Oklahoma teachers to

improve agriculture literacy through a tour of farms

and ranches. While on the tour teachers learn

how to incorporate lessons and resources to use in

their classrooms during the school year. According

to post-evaluation surveys, the tour significantly

improved teachers’ perceptions of farmers and

ranchers as a result of attending the tour.

RECOMMEND BEEF TO YOUR FUTURE PATIENTS

Reaching the next generation of health nutrition

professionals with education on beef’s nutritional

benefits and beef production is why the Oklahoma

Beef Council annually provides ranch tours and media

days for the dietetic intern seminar programs in

Oklahoma.

BUSTING MYTHS ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS

The Oklahoma Beef Council hosted Dr. Richard Raymond, MD, the former

USDA Under-Secretary of Food Safety for seminars at the Oklahoma Academy

of Family Physicians and the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association to help

physicians understand the use and the myths of antibiotics in animal health.

“BEEF AS A FIRST FOOD.”

The Oklahoma Beef Council annually hosts a

speaker to the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and

Dietetics, the state’s largest group of nutrition health

professionals, on a variety of topics from “Beef as a

First Food,” to “Beef as Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet.”

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Beef As a First Food

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STARTINGSTRONG

FOROPTIMALGROWTH

Beefcontains 10essentialnutrients

includingprotein, zincand iron, to fuela

child’searlygrowthanddevelopment.

1

With itsbundleofnutrients,beefasa

complementaryfirst food isassociated

withnormalphysicalgrowth

in infants.

2

VITALNUTRIENTS

FORABUDDINGBRAIN

Infantsand toddlersneedprotein, iron

and zinc–allnutrients thatcanbe found

inbeef– to supportbrainhealthand

optimalcognitivedevelopment.

3

NURTURING IMMUNITY

Zincand ironplayan important role in

an infant’sdeveloping immunesystem.

4

Introductionof foods thatareagood

dietarysourceof ironandzinc, like

beef,early in lifesupports thegrowthof

healthfulbacteria in thegut,whichmay

help toenhance immune function.

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