Egg Nutrition Center Blog

Posts in Author: Rachel Bassler, RDN, CSSD, 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.

Eggs can (…and should) be included in the Mediterranean Diet

Hash Brown Crusted Mediterranean QuicheThe Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs), which provide practical nutrition information and recommendations, have transitioned over the years to focus on the importance of dietary patterns (also called eating patterns) – or how individuals eat overall – versus focusing on specific foods or nutrients. The Mediterranean diet is often considered a “gold standard” dietary pattern that is associated with many...

ENC Supports the San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio Food BankThe Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) is fortunate to work with its Health Professional Advisors (HPAs), a group made up of a variety of health experts who are committed to better nutrition and optimal health. Last week ENC met with our HPAs in San Antonio, TX. Among the topics discussed was food insecurity and how nutrient-dense, affordable eggs may play a...

Eggs and the Traditional Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean DietInformation featured in “What is the Mediterranean Diet?” – An educational handout created by Oldways and its Mediterranean Foods Alliance, in collaboration with the Egg Nutrition Center.  Eggs have played a supporting role in the Mediterranean Diet for thousands of years. Ancient Phoenicians who lived in the Mediterranean region three thousand years ago kept chickens among their barnyard animals. An...