Smoky Sirloin Steak with Tomato Hummus


C.Brown | March 23, 2022

The Northeast Team Beef is made up of over 40 athletes and fitness enthusiasts from across the Northeast region. Team Beef is a diverse community of runners, triathletes, farmers, moms, dad, college students and professionals that rely upon the health benefits of lean beef to fuel their healthy and active lifestyles. 

No one wants to sit on the sidelines in life. The food you eat should give you maximum energy, help you build your body from the inside out and support overall health. A 3 oz. serving of beef is packed with 10 important nutrients that help you meet your daily needs.1 To get all these nutrients from other sources you would need to eat far more food, costing you in terms of money spent and calories consumed. Keep beef on your plate if you want to perform your best. 

Northeast Team Beef member, Chris Free partnered with the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), a subcontractor to the Beef Checkoff, on a ‘Beef Tip for Training’ video series. Chris lives in Virginia Beach, VA, but recently traveled to Baton Rouge to compete in the 11th running of the Louisiana Marathon. Chris broke the tape at the race in 2 hours and 38 minutes, securing the top spot on the podium and crushing his personal marathon record by 6 minutes!

NEBPI’s Christie Brown, Northeast Team Beef Programs Manager noted,

"Chris is at the top of his game when it comes to running.  He's a frequent winner of races; any distance from 1-mile all the way up to a 26.2-mile marathon.  He is a proud member of the Northeast Team Beef program, and we are thrilled to work with him on this video series. Each video is designed to encourage athletes and fitness enthusiasts to become more accomplished at what they do as runners as well as motivate individuals to incorporate healthy habits into their weekly routines so they can perform at their peak in all areas of life."

The video series can be found on YouTube

For more information about beef promotion in the Northeast region, visit

Stay connected with the Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative Facebook and Instagram pages to catch up on how the Northeast region is actively seeking to promote beef. 

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Sources: 1U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Nutrient Data Laboratory. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 28 (Slightly revised). Version Current: May 2016. Internet:   

Media Contact: Christie Brown, [email protected] or visit the NEBPI website. 


The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill.  The checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products.  States may retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national checkoff program, subject to USDA Approval.   Internal links within this document are funded and maintained by the Beef Checkoff. All other outgoing links are to websites maintained by third parties.