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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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CRIS 1932-21630-004-00D Alignment with REE Research Area Priorities
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Children’s Nutrition/Health

 

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.

 

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