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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.

The Role of Farmer Funded Applied Nutrition Research

Fresh EggsApplied research complements basic nutrition research, which generally does not focus on specific foods. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science…”, research can be described as follows: Basic research aims to provide a fuller knowledge or understanding of the subject under study, rather than any...

Nutrition Science for Policy Making

Nutrition research informed by policy needs, will have greater impact. Nutrition and diet policies, like the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, are based on a body of scientific evidence built from many individual research studies. In a commentary in The Lancet, Drs. Kelly Brownell, from Duke University, and Christina Robert, from Harvard University, advocate for enhancing links between science and policy...

Literature Evaluation for Credible Communications

Today’s post is an excerpt of an article originally published in the Fall 2014 edition of Nutrition Close-Up written by Kate Byers, MS, RDN. Kate is a nutrition communications consultant to the Egg Nutrition Center and writer. She publishes the blog Indulgent Wellness and contributes to the blog Smart Eating for Kids. Whether working with patients or clients, writing content...

The Changing Nutrition Research Landscape

More and more notable happenings in the nutrition environment seem to be cropping up on a near-daily basis in both the lay and technical communities which remind me that our attitudes and understanding about the foods we eat are changing rapidly. From a lay perspective, separate recent articles on the front page of the Wall Street Journal business section outlined...