Nutrition Should Be Touted in Meat Case

Supermarket retailers may be overlooking opportunities to position their meat departments as health and wellness destinations, Mary K. Young, vice president of nutrition for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, said during a presentation at the 2008 Annual Meat Conference. To emphasize the positive health attributes of beef, pork and poultry, Young suggested three approaches.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Supermarket retailers may be overlooking opportunities to position their meat departments as health and wellness destinations, Mary K. Young, vice president of nutrition for the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, said during a presentation here at the 2008 Annual Meat Conference.

To emphasize the positive health attributes of beef, pork and poultry, Young suggested three approaches. First, retailers could develop a section in their meat cases for “lean” c

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