Consumers who are looking for quick and easy meat and poultry nutrition information now have two new sources at their fingertips.
The Meat and Poultry Communications Alliance developed www.meatpoultrynutrition.org. The site includes sections on consumer trends, ways to eat healthfully and information on protein and dietary fat. There’s also a “frequently asked questions” segment that explores subjects such as antibiotic uses, organic foods and nutrition labels.
The American Meat Institute, the National Chicken Council and the National Turkey Federation make up the Meat and Poultry Communications Alliance.
The other new site, www.nutrition.gov, is a comprehensive source of information on nutrition and dietary guidance from multiple government agencies.
A team of registered dieticians and nutrition specialists maintains this site. Numerous government agencies provide information for the site, including USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services. It also links to information on USDA’s Food Guide Pyramid, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, dietary supplements, fitness and food safety.
These two Web sites are excellent opportunities for consumers to learn about pork’s nutritional value, and how well it fits into a healthful diet. This could translate into increased pork sales, which benefits all segments of the pork chain, including producers.