IT’S NOT JUST A SALES PITCH, IT’S SCIENCE
Reaching health professionals with science-
based information about beef’s body benefits
and sharing resources for their patients is
a key area of focus for the Oklahoma Beef Council, which is the reason the
OBC exhibits and share information with a multitude of groups including
the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians, the Oklahoma Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics and the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.
ON THE ROAD
The Oklahoma Beef Council continues to be the
major underwriter of the “On the RoadWith Ag in
the Classroom”, a three-day summer, professional
development opportunity for Oklahoma teachers to
improve agriculture literacy through a tour of farms
and ranches. While on the tour teachers learn
how to incorporate lessons and resources to use in
their classrooms during the school year. According
to post-evaluation surveys, the tour significantly
improved teachers’ perceptions of farmers and
ranchers as a result of attending the tour.
RECOMMEND BEEF TO YOUR FUTURE PATIENTS
Reaching the next generation of health nutrition
professionals with education on beef’s nutritional
benefits and beef production is why the Oklahoma
Beef Council annually provides ranch tours and media
days for the dietetic intern seminar programs in
BUSTING MYTHS ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS
The Oklahoma Beef Council hosted Dr. Richard Raymond, MD, the former
USDA Under-Secretary of Food Safety for seminars at the Oklahoma Academy
of Family Physicians and the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association to help
physicians understand the use and the myths of antibiotics in animal health.
“BEEF AS A FIRST FOOD.”
The Oklahoma Beef Council annually hosts a
speaker to the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics, the state’s largest group of nutrition health
professionals, on a variety of topics from “Beef as a
First Food,” to “Beef as Part of a Heart-Healthy Diet.”
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