Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Year: 2014

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.

FDA Hopes to Drive Awareness and Education with Proposed Changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel

Did you know it has been over 20 years since the last major overhaul of the nutrition facts panel/food label? Think about how much nutrition research has also evolved during this time, as well as how eating patterns have changed. Yesterday the FDA released the long-awaited proposed nutrition facts panel information. Here is a recap of some of the proposed...

ENC Alliance Spotlight: Oldways and its Mediterranean Foods Alliance

Today we’re highlighting one of our health professional alliances – Oldways and its Mediterranean Foods Alliance (MFA). We recently partnered with MFA to create an education material, What is the Mediterranean Diet?, and it was also highlighted in their newest online toolkit for the Oldways Nutrition Exchange program. The education material will give our HPs a great overview of the...

Debunking Cholesterol Myths During American Heart Month

Hearts are a hot topic in February and can be found everywhere, from your clinic to your local grocery store.  Today many celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day full of heart shaped messages, “conversation hearts” and more.  Throughout the month, you may also be continuing the heart (health) conversations through presentations, events and fairs in your community or clinics to celebrate...

New Research Suggests Correlation Between Sugar Consumption and Cardiovascular Disease

Health professionals, particularly nutrition researchers, have long been aware of the need for prudence when it comes to consuming sugar-laden foods and beverages. While a healthy diet can include occasional treats, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the consequences of sugar, particularly from sugar-sweetened beverages, may extend beyond the poor nutrient density. A recent noteworthy study published in JAMA...

Eggs for Healthy Diets and a Healthy Earth

Nutrition is complex. It encompasses a range of topics, from acute illness therapy to fueling athletics to long term maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. More so now than ever before, though, it has become evident that the impact of our dietary choices goes beyond personal health. An ever-expanding global population coupled with limited natural resources raises the stakes on our...