This COVID-19 (coronavirus) resources page from the National Chicken Council provides business and government information, top-tier media coverage, and answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19, as it pertains to the food and poultry industry.
Chicken is an excellent low-calorie and low-fat source of high-quality protein that provides important nutrients throughout our lives – from pregnancy through our later years. Here’s how chicken powers your body, from head to toe…
Many studies have found that including lean chicken as part of your eating pattern can lead to a reduction in “bad” LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol, as well as less risk of heart disease.
Do not wash chicken before cooking it. You put yourself and those around you at risk of illness when you wash or rinse raw poultry before cooking it.
Are plant-based proteins healthier than chicken? Current research does not suggest that plant-based proteins are healthier or better for the environment than chicken.
Curious about how much chicken you should eat? The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends the average person eat 26 ounces of poultry (including chicken) per week.
What’s the healthiest way to prepare chicken? Find out the best ways to prepare chicken from the nation’s leading health organizations.
Chicken is an excellent source of protein that provides key nutrients. Find out how much protein is in chicken and the importance of protein in your diet.
The totality of research on eating poultry, including chicken, suggests there is no link between eating poultry and cancer risk. The totality of research also suggests that as you eat more poultry, your risk of cancer goes down (i.e. poultry is moderately protective). In fact, many studies have found no or a moderately protective link between consuming poultry and risk or progression of various types of cancers.
Chicken farmers are paid under a contract with a chicken company based on their performance in raising the healthiest chickens. This performance-based or incentive structure is sometimes referred to as the “tournament system.”