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CNP "Nuggets of Information"

Child Nutrition Program

For the month of November we are going to learn some fun facts about beef.

  • Beef is rich in iron and zinc
  • The average cow sleeps 4 hours a day
  • Beef protein promotes muscle maintenance and growth
  • Unlike horses, cows do not sleep standing up
  • A cow that is making milk for us eats about 100 pounds of food each day
  • Beef is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as B12, zinc, iron and Vitamin B6
  • Cows enjoy a rub down, much like our dog friends, whether on the head, neck or back
  • It is believed that 1.3 billion cattle exist today

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