Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:35:47 CDT
Pork producers are invited to register and tune in as experts share insights generated from menu modeling research funded by Pork Checkoff dollars.
Webinar: Insights from Food Modeling Research — Putting the Thrifty Food Plan into Practice
When: Sept. 22 at 11 a.m. CT
Can't make it? Register anyway, and we'll share a recording afterwards.
To register, click here.
With food inflation, hunger and nutrition insecurity at all-time highs, low-income families are challenged to keep nutritious meals on home menus while staying within their budgets.
In August of 2021, the USDA announced a 21% increase in benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The extra benefits are based on USDA’s review of the Thrifty Food Plan, which estimates the cost of a healthy diet to feed a family of four.
This means more families will have better access to foods that satisfy their nutritional needs. NPB is working to ensure protein-packed pork is at the top of their grocery lists.
Pork has a huge role to play as a high-quality, affordable and nutrient-dense protein that satisfies many taste and cultural preferences.
NPB has assembled experts with roles in academia, government-adjacent organizations, and non-profits in the food policy sector to update dietitians and others in health professions.
They'll talk about what it takes to put an optimized, affordable and nutrient-dense eating plan into practice and what this increase in benefits means for their patients and clients.