The Perfect Protein
Farbest is proud of its membership in the National Turkey Federation (NTF), which leads the nation’s turkey industry in efforts to help America adopt a healthier lifestyle by making turkey – the perfect protein – a more integral part of everyday meal planning. Turkey is considered by many nutritionists to be the perfect meat because it has more protein than certain cuts of beef or chicken, is low in calories and fat, contains less cholesterol than most other meats, and is full of important nutrients.
National Turkey Federation (NTF) Website
EatTurkey.com, the National Turkey Federation’s award-winning web site, offers consumers, food professionals and the media an extensive library of information including healthy eating and restaurant trends, turkey cuts and purchasing tips, turkey nutrition and cooking techniques, and turkey facts and trivia. Additionally, the site presents a searchable database of more than 1,900 recipes, offers a recipe E-mail program and provides special seasonal and holiday ideas. The National Turkey Federation is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Upgrade It! Nutrition Campaign
The National Turkey Federation (NTA) has partnered with Shape Up America! To develop a new Meal Upgrade Calculator to show how to “upgrade” favorite family dishes with turkey products to consume fewer calories and less fat. Click on the “Upgrade It!” button on the NTA homepage for suggestions that can add nutrition to meals while lowering calorie and fat counts.
NTF joins Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The National Turkey Federation has joined a multi-industry voluntary agreement to help combat childhood obesity. The agreement brings together leading food manufacturers, purchasing organizations and technology companies to help America’s schools serve healthier meals at more affordable prices. As a result, more than 30 million students across the country will have access to healthier school meals – including at least 14 million students who currently participate in the free and reduced lunch program. The effort is being sponsored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which was founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation.