Health Initiative

The average American Indian reservation family has less affordable access to healthy, well prepared bison meat than the average non-Indian due to high costs of Bison, extra costs for inspections, packaging, distribution, storage and other factors. This is true even if a family lives near a bison herd.

ITBC implemented a preventative health care initiative that educates Native American families about the benefits of grass fed buffalo meat in their daily diet. In conjunction with developing methods to make buffalo meat accessible to Native Americans as an economic development effort, ITBC has reintroduced Buffalo Meat into the diets of Native American populations to help fight diet related illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Bison is an excellent red meat that is low in fat, high in protein, and rich in Omega 3 and 6. It is cost effectively raised without the need for grain feed supplements, antibiotics or hormone additives. Its calorie value is low, and it is considered a nutrient dense food with high concentrations of iron and essential fatty acids.

3 oz. Serving Calories Fat Cholesterol
Bison 93 1.8g 43mg
Turkey 125 3.0g 59mg
Beef 183 8.7g 55mg
Chicken 140 3.0g 73mg