ID

348-672 (HNFE-358NP)

Authors as Published

Kimberley Hodgson, MS, RD, Virginia Tech Revised by: Stephanie K. Swinerton, RD/Family Nutrition Program (ENFEP/SNAP-Ed) Graduate Assistant, Virginia Tech; Reviewed by: Eleanor Schlenker, RD, Professor, HNFE, Virginia Tech; Mary McFerren, Family Nutrition Program (ENFEP/SNAP-Ed). Reviewed by: Austin Brooks, RD, Project Associate, Nutrition Educator and Content Manager, Family Nutrition Program (EFNEP/SNAP-Ed)

Cover, Keep You and Your Family Lean with Lean PROTEIN

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You may already know that muscles are made up of protein, but many other important parts of the human body need protein, too. That’s why protein is so important for normal growth and development.


This publication was partially funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low incomes. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, contact your local county or city Department of Social Services (phone listed under city/county government).  For help finding a local number, call toll-free: 1-800-552-3431 (M-F 8:15-5:00, except holidays).  By calling your local DSS office, you can get other useful information about services.  

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This publication was partially funded by the Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program, USDA, CSREES.


Virginia Cooperative Extension materials are available for public use, reprint, or citation without further permission, provided the use includes credit to the author and to Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, and Virginia State University.

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

March 10, 2016