|CRIS 1932-21630-004-00D Alignment with REE Research Area Priorities|
Child health (and subsequent adult health) is influenced by dietary nutrient balance, with childhood obesity being a major concern from a national health and well-being standpoint. Our research program produces pasture-raised beef that contains less total fat and cholesterol content than conventionally produced beef, chicken thighs, or farm-raised and wild-caught salmon. Concentrations of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in pasture-raised beef were nearly twice that of grain-fed beef and skinless chicken breast. Our research provides a regionally produced source of protein that will contribute to improved diet and health.