Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Author: Anna Shlachter MS, RDN, LDN

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.

Scientific Merit in a World of Media Glitz, Bias and Funding

As a registered dietitian nutritionist working at ENC, I attend several allied health professional conferences each year and enjoy talking to practitioners while there. With ever-evolving research in the field of nutrition, it can be difficult for practitioners to stay abreast of the latest scientific findings; therefore, much like their clients, they often hear nutrition information in the media and...

Leucine: Promoting Muscle Anabolism at Breakfast

Muscle IllustrationProtein is a critically important fuel source for muscles, and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are particularly so. Leucine is the most abundant BCAA found in muscles, and as the body of leucine research continues to grow, so does the evidence pointing to several benefits that leucine imparts, including the regulation of skeletal muscle protein synthesis. This was demonstrated in...

ENC Partnership Builds a Better Plate

ENC has partnered with the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation on a variety of projects. Through PBH’s Half Your Plate Fruits and Veggies Program, we have co-created several recipes and meals in a way that gives eggs the company they deserve! The most recent plate was a Garden Frittata. Many of the recipes from this program are highlighted in USDA MyPlate’s Sample Menus...

CPE Webinar Opportunity – Building an “Optimal Diet”: Putting Protein into Practice

ENC has partnered with Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition) Dietary Practice Group to offer a continuing education webinar titled Building an “Optimal Diet”: Putting Protein into Practice, presented by Dr. Stuart Phillips. Dr. Phillips is a professor at McMaster University and one of the leading investigators in the field of exercise metabolism. His work...

New Directions in Macronutrient Distribution at AAPA Conference 2014

Last month, physician assistants gathered from far and wide in Boston, Massachusetts for their annual professional development-filled Memorial Day weekend event, the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Impact Conference. Eager to explore the various educational sessions, workshops and career expansion opportunities, PAs were surely not disappointed by the impressive pool of resources made available. One of the first product...