Egg Resources for Health Professionals

ENC serves as a resource for health professionals in need of current nutrition information to share with their patients.

Below are various tools available for professional education and/or to be shared with consumers.

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Eggs for the Nutritionally Vulnerable

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Featured article in the Summer 2017 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Tia M. Rains, PhD

Public health guidance encourages the consumption of nutrient-dense foods to meet vitamin and mineral needs without excessive calorie intake.1 This recommendation applies regardless of age, sex, race/ethnicity, body mass, socioeconomic status, etc. But nutritionally vulnerable populations, like malnourished children and food insecure families, might derive a bigger benefit from this strategy than other groups.

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Prioritizing Breakfast: Practical Back-to-School Advice

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Featured article in the Summer 2017 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Chris Barry, PA-C, MMSC

It’s hard to believe, but back-to-school time is already upon us. As parents scramble to obtain all the necessary school supplies, it is important for clinicians to discuss healthy nutritional strategies with our patients. Breakfast, the most overlooked meal, is where I like to start. Many of my patients don’t feel that breakfast is important, and would rather get a few minutes of extra sleep. Studies have repeatedly shown that large numbers of children skip breakfast every day.1

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Osteoporosis Prevention – Thinking Beyond Calcium

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Featured article in the Summer 2017 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up; written by Pamela Hernandez, CPT

A 2013 report in The Journals of Gerontology, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences stated that osteoporosis-related fractures are a substantial burden, not just on our public health but also our economy. In the United States, they estimated the cost of fractures to exceed $19 billion annually.1 Continue reading “Osteoporosis Prevention – Thinking Beyond Calcium”

Breakfast, a Back-to-School Essential: Resources & Tips for Busy Families

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As parents prepare to send their children back to school, they often think about the essentials – new school backpack, supplies or even new clothes. But do enough parents think about arming their child with a nutritious breakfast? Research shows that children who eat breakfast may have better concentration in the classroom and overall improved health and well-being.1

Below is a variety of resources and information that highlight the importance of breakfast and help families incorporate it into busy weekday routines:

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  1. Rampersaud GC, et al. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005;105:743-760.

The Nutritional Benefits of Cooked (vs. Raw) Eggs

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In 1976, Rocky Balboa started a fitness trend by cracking raw eggs into a cup and drinking (yikes!). Rocky may have inspired the nation with his pursuit of glory, but his pre-workout snack was not ideal. Much has changed since 1976, but some people still drink raw eggs to build muscle – recognizing eggs as an inexpensive and convenient source of high-quality protein.1 Continue reading “The Nutritional Benefits of Cooked (vs. Raw) Eggs”