White striping on chicken meat (Image credit: BuzzFeed via CIWF)
What you’re really asking yourself; is chicken still a nutritious food?
As part of an overall healthy diet that includes a variety of both animal and plant-based foods, including a variety of preparation methods including both raw and cooked foods, Canadian chicken remains a great source of nutrition. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, not only do I recommend chicken as a healthy option, I will continue to do so and not change my advice in light of any reports about white stripes in the US chicken market/production. All cuts of chicken, both light and dark meat, are a source of important nutrients such as protein, zinc, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and B vitamins such as B1, B2, B5, B6 and B12 to name a few which, are needed for health by people of all ages.
Disclosure: I received compensation from Chicken Farmers of Canada for this blog, however, opinions are my own.