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Saving on Protein Foods

All foods made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. Beans and peas are also part of the Vegetable Group. Select a variety of protein foods to improve nutrient intake and health benefits, including at least 8 ounces of cooked seafood per week. Young children need less, depending on their age and calorie needs. The advice to consume seafood does not apply to vegetarians. Below you will find links to help you make smart protein choices.

Care and Handling of Deer from Field to Table -- K-State Research and Extension

Care and Handling of Game Birds from Field to Table -- K-State Research and Extension

Vary Your Protein-- K-State Research and Extension

How much food from the Protein Food Group is needed daily?--MyPlate.gov

What Foods are in the Protein Group? -- MyPlate.gov 

Getting Help with Buying Food

Food and Nutrition Assistance Program--USDA


Kansas Food Resources


Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

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