After this lesson, participants will:

  • Understand why meat, poultry, fish, dry beans and peas, eggs and nuts, and seeds are an important part of the daily diet.
  • Identify foods that are part of the Meat and Bean Group (Protein Group).
  • Know the amount of foods from the Meat and Bean Group that USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend for her daily.
  • Identify ways to save money when buying foods in the Meat and Bean Group.
  • Demonstrate how to cut up a whole chicken into parts for cooking.
  • Try a new, healthful method of cooking or serving a meat or meat alternative.
  • Describe at least one way to cook less expensive, lean meats to make them more tender and flavorful.
  • Identify the number of servings per pound to expect from different types of meat.
  • Identify proper storage methods for raw and cooked meats and meat alternatives.
  • Explain safe ways to thaw frozen meat, poultry, and fish.
  • Know safety measures for consuming locally caught fish.
  • Identify soaking and cooking procedures for dry beans.

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