The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association praised the newly released Dietary Guidelines for 2020-2025. The guidelines recognize lean beef as part of a healthy diet across all ages, with one three-ounce serving offering ten essential nutrients in just 170 calories. “This is a practical approach to securing flexible guidelines that encourage consumers to focus on basic, nutrient-rich foods like lean beef,” said Danielle director of government affairs, NCBA. Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs, like supplemental nutrition and school meal programs, are all centered around these dietary recommendations. In the past, Beck thinks there are topics that fell outside of the realm of sound nutritional science. “Animal-sourced foods like beef are fundamental at every life stage. Having that reinforced in the DGAs is important.” Listen to the Red River Farm Network interview with Beck.