This year’s World Egg Day theme ‘Eggs for a better life’ celebrates the incredible egg’s power to support not just human health outcomes, but planetary health and people’s livelihoods too!
The egg is a brilliantly versatile protein powerhouse, containing 13 different essential nutrients in one tasty, affordable package.
Its all-round goodness delivers a vast variety of benefits to people at every age and stage of life, all around the world. Improving brain function, supporting physical strength, aiding child growth – the egg can do it all!
Along with its many nutritional benefits, the egg is the most environmentally sustainable and affordable animal-source protein available, helping support families around the world as well as the planet itself.
We hope this year’s theme will enable everyone to celebrate all that is great about the egg, no matter your location, market or specialism.
Better for our health
- Among the most nutritious foods on the planet, one large egg provides 13 essentials vitamins and minerals and 6g of high-quality protein.
- Many of the nutrients found in eggs are commonly under-consumed yet are required as part of a healthy diet to help you perform at your best and avoid serious health issues.
- The bioavailability and density of their nutrients means eggs have the capacity to directly improve human health outcomes around the world, contributing to a better life for all.
- The high nutrient density of eggs enables them to support the body’s natural immune system, advance physical growth and aid child brain development.
Better for our planet
- Eggs are a low impact protein source and have the lowest environmental footprint of common animal protein sources and are comparable to some plant-based foods.
- The egg industry remains committed to producing nutritious foods in environmentally responsible ways, actively supporting a better life for all.
Better for our livelihoods
- The egg industry is a significant source of income for rural populations around the world.
- In low and middle-income countries, women represent a large proportion of egg farmers and rely on their farms to provide a better life for their children.