The Beef Checkoff will be noted as a sponsor of the inaugural Seven Days VT Burger Week, November 2-8, 2018. Participating Vermont restaurants are serving up burger specials that you’ll flip for! Find a complete listing of participating restaurants and their burger specials at the Seven Days Burger Week website

Beef Nutrition Q&A 

We all know beef tastes great – but did you know that beef can be good for you, too? Check out some answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to beef and your health.

Q: Can beef be enjoyed regularly as part of a healthy, balanced diet?

A: Absolutely! A 3-ounce serving of beef—about the size of an iPhone—provides more than 10 essential nutrients including protein, iron, zinc and vitamins B12 and B6. One serving of beef contains about half of your Daily Value for protein in around 170 calories on average (and just about 150 calories for a serving of lean beef).1

Q: How much beef should I eat at a meal to meet my daily protein requirements?

A: Beef is a great protein option and source of essential nutrients to enjoy any day and for any meal! Dietary Guidelines recommend adults eat 5.5 ounces of protein foods, including beef, per day. Beef can be enjoyed for any meal throughout the day so incorporating beef into various meals will help you meet the recommended Dietary Guidelines.2

Q: What nutritional benefits does beef offer me that other proteins don’t?

A: Beef is a nutritional powerhouse in a smaller package than other protein foods. Apart from being a great source of protein, it would take 8 ounces of cooked chicken breast to eat the same amount of iron as in just 3 ounces of beef, and nearly 7 times (20 ounces) the amount of chicken to get the same amount of zinc in a serving of beef!1

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  1. • U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28 (Slightly revised). Version Current: May 2016. Internet: https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/80400525/Data/SR/sr28/sr28_doc.pdf
  2. • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Available at http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/.

Enter the Burger Week Beef Giveaway

To celebrate the inaugural Seven Days Burger Week we will be giving away a beef prize pack valued at approximately $350.

The prize pack includes:

  • Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 6-qt. Programmable Pressure Cooker
  • $100 Omaha Steaks Gift Card
  • Healthy Instant Pot Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes with Fewer Calories and Less Fat by Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC
  • Beef themed swag including an apron, oven mitt, spatula and more!

The giveaway will be open through November 8, 2018 and the winner will be notified by November 12, 2018. This giveaway is open to US residents residing in Vermont and the surrounding states (this includes Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts). All entrants must be age 18 or older.

 

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