CHILD EATING CHEESEBURGERIn an effort to help kids receive better nutrition on their lunch trays, the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Missouri Beef Industry council are teaming up to promote one of the state’s top products – beef.

MoBeef for MoKids is a program that connects schools with local cattle farmers who then donate nutritious beef to the school. Beef contains nearly 50 percent of the recommended daily value of protein and 10 essential nutrients in a 3-ounce serving, perfect for growing minds and bodies.

The Mount Vernon School District in Lawrence County was the pilot school for the program, serving menu items such as meatball subs, beef quesadillas and Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Lawrence County is the top cattle-producing county in Missouri.

Learn more about MoBeef for MoKids at Missouri Grown.

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