The Nebraska Beef Council was a supporting sponsor providing additional activities and education during the event. Athletes were given the opportunity answer beef nutrition trivia questions for a chance to win prizes.
“The athletes had a lot of fun and created some unique burgers,” said Mitch Rippe, director of nutrition and education at the Nebraska Beef Council. “This event provided a great opportunity to educate the athletes on the importance of good nutrition and how the nutrients in beef can support their athletic performance.”
Later in the week, the Nebraska Beef Council again partnered with Husker Performance Nutrition to host a cooking class for UNL female athletes. The class showcased beef as a performance protein option and highlighted the versatility that beef provides. During the session, student athletes utilized chopped sirloin to create four recipes that could be utilized for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“Beef provides the nutrients these students athletes need to perform at a high level,” said Rippe. “Our goal is to show them how to prepare it and how easy it can be to incorporate beef into their next meal.”
The Nebraska Beef Council is a non-profit organization served by a nine-member board of directors. The volunteers oversee Nebraska’s beef checkoff and checkoff-funded programs. Programs for marketing and promotion are funded by the $1 beef checkoff.