Info for Parents

We haven’t forgotten about you parents! Check out the information and links below for more information about turkeys.

We Care About What You Care About

Turkey farmers have families, too, and that’s why they care about the well being of their animals and the quality of the food on their dinner plate just as much as you do! Check out this page for more information on how turkey farmers raise their animals with care and make environmental stewardship a top priority.

We Care About What You Care About!


Not only is turkey delicious, it is the perfect protein! A 3-ounce serving of boneless, skinless turkey breast contains 26 grams of protein, 1 gram of fat and 0 grams of saturated fat. That’s 8 percent more protein than the same size serving of boneless skinless chicken breast or trimmed top loin beefsteak!
Turkey vs. Other Meats
Cuts and Nutrition
Dietary Recommendations
Nutrition Terms
Nutrition Facts

Food Preparation and Safety

Safely preparing the turkey for your dinner table is essential to providing delicious, healthy food for your family. The links below have great information on preparing and cooking your turkey safely and effectively.
Food Safety Info/Links






There are many ways to make an amazing turkey meal! Whether it’s baked, broiled, grilled, roasted or fried – turkey is a very versatile source of protein for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out this huge recipe database for many tasty and healthy turkey ideas!


Tour a Turkey Farm & Processing Plant

Well-respected animal care expert Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Grandin guides the viewing public with an expert eye on the growth and delivery of 253 million turkeys each year. In the video, the viewer gets an up-close look as Grandin interacts with a flock of 15,000 birds in a turkey barn and then follows them to a processing plant to show the reality of raising and preparing turkeys for what it is: a modern process that is humane, safe and efficient.

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