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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.

Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal of the Day for Kids? The Study Design May Determine the Results

Egg Breakfast ImageThe subject of ‘breakfast’ has certainly become controversial in recent years. Once heralded as the ‘most important meal of the day’, new research has challenged this thinking. For example, intervention studies in adults have shown no distinct advantage of breakfast consumption for weight loss or metabolic health versus breakfast skipping. The debate continues in the scientific literature. (more…)

Higher Protein Breakfast Reduces Hunger in Kids

Children having breakfast in the kitchen at homeIf protein at breakfast shows benefits, it may help manage or prevent overweight in kids. Researchers at the University of Arkansas were interested in weight-related physiologic effects of high carbohydrate and high protein breakfasts among school aged kids. In focusing on kids, they noted that “In the U.S. 32% of children are overweight and 17% obese. Obesity is a major...

Primary Prevention is a Critical Component in Preventing Pediatric Obesity

Female doctor examining child with stethoscope at surgeryNewly updated pediatric report includes specific food recommendations as part of obesity prevention. In July 2015, the American Academy of Pediatrics published an update to their 2003 clinical report on prevention of pediatric obesity (Daniels, 2015). Obesity prevention is a public health priority because obesity is the most prevalent chronic health condition in pediatrics. Moreover, the report noted: Although treatment...