At the booth, the pediatricians learned about the importance of
protein, zinc and iron for cognitive development and the immune system for
growing infants. Cindy Chan Phillips, R.D., director of nutrition education at
NYBC shared Checkfoff resources on feeding tips for healthy infant growth, as
well as research on maintaining a healthy weight for adolescents.
The attendees were interested in knowing about
the evolution of lean beef and received American Heart Association’s Heart
Check certified beef recipes.
In another outreach effort, NY nurse practitioners read about how
beef fits in a healthy and sustainable diet, in an article published in the Spring
issue of the Journal of NY Nurse Practitioner Association.
The Journal is distributed to 3600 nurse
practitioner members. In the article entitled The Science of Beef’s Role in
a Healthy Sustainable Diet authored by Phillips, readers read about how
protein and other nutrients in beef support healthy pregnancies, healthy aging
and muscle strength.
Furthermore, Phillips also discussed the environmental
stewardship efforts among beef producers, which help establish the United States
to be a leader today in sustainable beef production in the world. The article
can be accessed at http://bit.ly/jnpabeef.
Phillips’ work with the NYBC is financially supported by the Kansas and Nebraska Beef
For more information on the event, contact Cindy Chan Phillips, R.D., firstname.lastname@example.org