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Jun 03, 2014, 08:00 ET

Beef Remains The Top Protein In Foodservice

Beef experienced significant volume growth in the past year and continues to be a mainstay on the menu, according to the 2013 Usage and Volumetric...

Feb 26, 2014, 13:09 ET

The Beef Checkoff Launches Online Community For Popular Training Program

The Beef Checkoff Program unveiled a new web-based platform for its popular training program, Beef University. For nearly a decade,...

Apr 23, 2013, 07:00 ET

New "Beef. It's What's For Dinner." Advertising Asks "What's Your Dinner Made Of?"

 The new "Beef. It's What's For Dinner." consumer advertising campaign is premiering this month, bringing the recognizable tagline to older...

Feb 08, 2013, 12:50 ET
The 2012 National Retail Beef Backer Winners from left to right: Jerry Tingey, Mike Smith, Brandon Leonard, with Broulim's Fresh Foods; Jim Wojewodzki and Jim Lane with Tops Friendly Markets; Fred Printzlau and Luke LaPerriere with Harris Teeter; and Gary O'Brien and Gary Redner with Redner's Warehouse Markets.  (PRNewsFoto/Beef Checkoff)

Sixth Annual National Retail Beef Backer Award Winners Announced

 Broulim's Fresh Foods, Redner's Warehouse Markets, Harris Teeter and Tops Friendly Markets were announced the National Retail Beef Backer...

Feb 08, 2013, 12:50 ET
The 2012 National Foodservice Beef Backer Winners from left to right: Jud McMichael, Stefan Johnson with Webster's Prime; Dusty Swenningson, Dale Zimmerman, and Melodie Zimmerman with Peacock Alley American Grill and Bar; Billie Jo Walls, Todd Hill, Mark Spinazzola, Nancy Campbell, Bill Campbell, and Bridget Chesnut with Hoss's Steak & Sea House.  (PRNewsFoto/Beef Checkoff)

National Foodservice Beef Backer Award Winners Announced

The 2012 National Foodservice Beef Backer Award winners were unveiled today at the 2013 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Tampa, Fla. Each...

Jan 15, 2013, 08:00 ET

30th National Beef Cook-Off® Seeks Healthy Recipes From Home Cooks

 The National Beef Cook-Off is calling on home cooks across the country to start grilling, broiling, roasting, stir-frying and stewing on their...

Apr 30, 2012, 15:36 ET

The Personality of Health: New My Plate, My Way Tool Helps Americans Eat Their Way to Health with a Personalized Plan

Are you a "Cost Slicer," "Time Tackler" or "Family Chef?" These are just three of the eight "eating...

Mar 12, 2012, 18:50 ET

Scientific Evidence to Support the Role of Lean Beef in a Healthy, Balanced Diet is Strong

The following is a statement by Shalene McNeill, PhD, RD, Executive Director, Human Nutrition Research, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, a...

Feb 02, 2012, 18:08 ET
2011 National Foodservice Beef Backer Awards Winners (from left to right):  Paul Yokota, Zippy's; Kelly Loub, Rob Loub and Lori Fink, Little Apple Brewing Company; Chef Adam Hegsted and Ryan Stoy, Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort.  (PRNewsFoto/Beef Checkoff)

The National 2011 Foodservice Beef Backer Award Winners Announced

The 2011 National Foodservice Beef Backer Award winners were unveiled today at the 2012 Cattle Industry Annual Convention & NCBA Trade...

Feb 02, 2012, 18:05 ET
2011 National Retail Beef Backer Award Winners (from left to right):  Marcus Minster, Harris Teeter; Luke LaPerriere, Harris Teeter; Clement Stevens, Haggen; Russ Casteel, Haggen; Mike Smith, Broulim's Fresh Foods;  Jerry Tingey, Associated Food Stores; Jim Sheeran, Safeway; Mike McGinnis; Safeway.  (PRNewsFoto/Beef Checkoff)

Fifth Annual National Retail Beef Backer Awards Announced

Broulim's Fresh Foods, Haggen Food & Pharmacy/TOP Foods, Harris Teeter Inc., and Safeway were awarded the National Retail Beef Backer...

Feb 15, 2011, 09:00 ET

American Heart Association Certification Gives Consumers and Retailers Another Reason to Love Beef

Now there's another reason to love beef — the Beef Checkoff Program is proud to announce that the American Heart Association has listed three...

Feb 07, 2011, 05:00 ET

29th National Beef Cook-Off® Seeks America's Winning Recipes

Do you have a beef recipe that is always a fan favorite at dinner parties?  Does your family swoon over your quick and delicious weekday...

Feb 04, 2011, 09:00 ET
2011 National Retail Beef Backer Award Winners - Park Ribble, director perishable merchandising, HAC Inc.; Mike Smith, corporate meat supervisor, Broulim's Fresh Foods; Fred Printzlau, category manager fresh meat, Harris Teeter Inc.; Luke LaPerriere, vice president of fresh/case meats, Harris Teeter Inc.; Robert Broulim, owner/operations manager, Broulim's Fresh Foods. Not pictured: Joan and Ted Majdecki, owners, Menomonee Falls and West Allis Sentry stores.  (PRNewsFoto/The Beef Checkoff Program)

Fourth Annual National Retail Beef Backer Award Winners Announced

While the four winners of this year's Retail Beef Backer Awards cover the span of the nation, there's one thing they all have in common: their...

Feb 04, 2011, 09:00 ET
2010 National Foodservice Beef Backer Award Winners: Peter Vauthy, executive chef/partner, Red the Steakhouse; Rosemary Staltare, director marketing and sales, Red the Steakhouse; Bob Ostini, chef, The Hitching Post I and II; Bill Ostini, owner/operator, The Hitching Post I and II; Tamara Jones, president/CEO/CFO, Homestyle Dining LLC; Jon Rice, executive vice president marketing, Homestyle Dining LLC.  (PRNewsFoto/Beef Checkoff)

National Foodservice Beef Backer Award Winners Announced

On February 3rd, the Beef Checkoff Program announced winners of the 2010 National Beef Backer Awards at the 2011 Cattle Industry Annual Convention...

Feb 02, 2011, 11:00 ET

Colorado Food Banks to Receive 16,000 Pounds of Beef

It's easy to think that in the land of the plenty, everyone has consistent access to high-quality, nourishing foods, like beef. However, according...

Jan 31, 2011, 11:21 ET

Statement on USDA/HHS Release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Lean Beef Strengthens Diets for a Leaner, Healthier America

“The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released today, reinforce the important role good nutrition plays in building healthy lives....

Jan 31, 2011, 07:00 ET

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Today, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for...

Jan 28, 2011, 19:15 ET

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

On January 31, 2011, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will release the 2010 Dietary...

Jan 20, 2011, 08:00 ET
Say "I love you" with the perfect meal this Valentine's Day!  More than half (51 %) of  Americans surveyed believe serving steak to someone best says "I love you" and BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com makes it easier to say those three little words with this tasty Two Steppin' Tenderloin.  (PRNewsFoto/The Beef Checkoff, Jennifer Marx)

Steak's Sizzle Wins America's Heart

Americans are keeping the romance alive with beef, according to the latest survey fielded by Pelegrin Research Group on behalf of the beef...

Nov 04, 2010, 10:00 ET
Beef Up Your Breakfast With A Delicious Beef Breakfast Burrito!  (PRNewsFoto/The Beef Checkoff, Jennifer Marx)

Fall Back Into Breakfast

As you turn your clocks back to mark the end of Daylight Savings, take a few of those extra minutes to add a healthy, protein-packed breakfast to...