Egg Nutrition Center Blog

ENC’s blog features articles on new research as well as recaps of meetings, reports, and other information related to eggs and health. Contact ENC if you are interested in writing an article on eggs for a guest post.

Emerging Research May Reshape Introductory Foods for Infants

stock-media-provided-by-2pressmaster-pond5-comFor years, health organizations and pediatricians recommended not giving infants (especially those at high-risk) food allergens – like eggs, peanuts, dairy or fish – as an introductory food, and at the same time, there was an increase in prevalence of food allergies in U.S. children. Now, current research has challenged that paradigm. Introducing allergen foods as early as 4 months...

¡Celebra! National Hispanic Heritage Month

spicey-sriracha-baked-avocado-030-2Hispanics make up about 17.6 percent of the total United States (US) population (1). By 2060, 29 percent—more than one-quarter of the total population (2). As the number of Americans in this demographic increases, so does the popularity of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognize and celebrate the many contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the...

Eggs can (…and should) be included in the Mediterranean Diet

Hash Brown Crusted Med QuicheThe Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), which provide practical nutrition information and recommendations, have transitioned over the years to focus on the importance of dietary patterns (also called eating patterns) – or how individuals eat overall – versus focusing on specific foods or nutrients. The Mediterranean diet is often considered a “gold standard” dietary pattern that is associated with many...

Insights from a Diabetes Educator

DIABETESThe American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) is a multi-disciplinary professional membership organization of over 13,000 health professionals dedicated to improving diabetes care through education. At their annual meeting held Aug 11-14, 2016 in San Diego, CA, Dr. Tia Rains of ENC sat down with Jill Weisenberger, Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist to discuss key takeaways from the...

Do Elite Athletes Eat Red Rope Licorice?

Pool_2@Paha(2)Based on a completely unofficial and unscientific poll, I estimate that 25% of nutrition professionals pursued the field because of their experiences in childhood sports.  And if anything, I think this is an underestimate.  Most athletes learn the importance of making smart food choices before practice and competition, and then a subset parlay this knowledge into a passion for food...