Food-based interventions can reduce the prevalence of undernutrition and improvehousehold food security, but nutritious and accessible foods may be underutilized. In Ecuador, eggs areinexpensive and widely available, but while they are a valuable source of essential nutrients for infantsand young children, medical advice and community-based information have limited their inclusion ininfants’ diets.
Eggs are a good source of nutrients for growth and development. We abstract hypothesized that introducing eggs early during complementary feeding would improve child nutrition.
Choline status has been associated with stunting amongyoung children. Findings from this study showed that an egg interven-tion improved linear growth by a length-for-agezscore of 0.63.
School feeding programs have gained popularity in developing countries. Eggs are an inexpensive source of micronutrients and high-quality protein. Therefore, theobjective of this study was to gain preliminary data regarding the impact of egg supple-mentation on growth in primary school studentsparticipating in a school feeding program inrural Uganda
Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, Siyu Chen, Yanping Li, Amanda L Schwab, Meir J Stampfer, Frank M Sacks, Bernard Rosner, Walter C Willett, …
In 3 large international prospective studies including ∼177,000 individuals, 12,701 deaths, and 13,658 CVD events from 50 countries in 6 continents, no significant associations were found between egg intake and blood lipids, mortality, or major CVD events.
“Cracking the egg potential to
reduce childhood stunting and improve rural livelihoods.”
The Egg Industry Center (EIC) at Iowa State University, USA has released its first year-in-review research report featuring 22 new, ongoing or completed research projects.