Nutrition

Yes, ‘poultry nutritionist’ is a real job!

.. and not just any job, it’s one of the most important jobs in the chicken meat industry. Meat chickens are fed diets formulated specifically to meet their needs at different stages throughout their life, and it’s the job of the poultry nutritionist to make sure chickens get precisely what they need. As you can [...]

By |2019-05-02T09:16:07+10:00May 2nd, 2019|Animal Health, Nutrition, Production|0 Comments

Chicken’s place on the dinner plate and in the mind of the consumer

It’s safe to say that Australian consumers love their chicken meat – as reported in my last blog (chicken meat eating up its competition) ABARES has forecast that Australians will have consumed a whopping 49 kg of chicken meat per person in 2017-18, making the average Aussie consumer one of the highest consumers of chicken [...]

By |2018-08-02T16:57:17+10:00August 2nd, 2018|Australian Made, Myths, Nutrition, Production|0 Comments

Eating chicken helps you to feel full – here’s why

A previous blog (http://www.chicken.org.au/chookchat/can-chicken-help-long-term-weight-loss/) discussed some of the ways in which lean chicken can contribute to achieving your healthy weight goals, and the reasons for this. High amongst these was that: Chicken meat has the equivalent protein content of beef, lamb and pork. One 100g serve of chicken breast provides more than 50% of the [...]

By |2018-05-31T13:43:23+10:00February 19th, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments

Why didn’t the chicken cross the road?

…or the oceans, in the case of chicken meat available to Australian consumers. Consumers often associate the beef and lamb that they buy as having been grown in Australia, but are not so confident about the origin of their chicken meat. Well, good news! Almost all chicken meat available for you to buy in Australia [...]

Can chicken help long term weight loss?

Put on a few extra kgs over the festive season? Well, you’re not alone there! This week (15 -21 February) is Australia’s Healthy Weight Week (healthyweightweek.com.au) – an initiative of the Dietitians Association of Australia, aimed at raising awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. It’s a great concept and I’d [...]

By |2018-05-31T13:43:26+10:00February 15th, 2016|Nutrition|0 Comments

How nutritious is chicken?

The most important nutritional fact to remember about chicken meat is that it is an excellent source of high quality protein while having generally lower fat levels (and particularly saturated fatty acids) compared with other meats. Many people incorrectly believe that chicken doesn’t provide the same density or quality of protein that red meat delivers [...]

By |2018-05-31T13:43:29+10:00October 7th, 2014|Nutrition|0 Comments