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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.

In the News: Unscrambling Specialty Eggs

How do you decide which eggs to buy? Does color matter? And how do eggs become fortified with omega-3’s? With the increasing variety of nutrient-enhanced and specialty eggs in today’s supermarkets, including vegetarian, organic, cage-free, free-range and omega-3, what selection will provide the most affordable nutrition? To answer these questions, Registered Dietitian Kari Kooi and the KHOU 11 news crew...

School Nutrition Professionals Think Outside the Shell

Donna Martin, EdS, RD, LD, SNS and Director School Nutrition Program for the Burke County Board of Education, and I spoke to a group of energetic school nutrition professionals at the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) Annual National Conference (ANC) last week. The room was at capacity with 240 people coming to hear our talk, “Thinking Outside the Shell for Exceptional...

In the News: Convenience Outweighs Cost in Contributing to Obesity

An article in Forbes this week highlighted data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicating that convenience plays a larger role in obesity than cost. This data challenges the belief that the price of healthy food leads consumers, especially those with tight budgets, to seek out cheaper and less-healthy items in the grocery store. In fact, the...