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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.

Are the Current Choline Recommendations for Pregnant Women Suboptimal?

Choline is an essential nutrient, particularly during pregnancy, due to its important role in brain development. It is a precursor of phosphatidylcholine (PC), a component of all cell membranes, as well as several other key metabolites critical to supporting increased cell division, tissue expansion, and lipoprotein synthesis during fetal development. In addition to dietary intake, choline can be synthesized within...

Lunch Prep Tips for Back to School

Today's post is a part two for Mary Donkersloot's tips on successful and tasty lunches for kids heading back to school. Yesterday we chatted about what foods I packed (and didn’t pack in my son’s lunch). Today, I’ll share more about how to make successful lunches. The first trick to a successful lunch is to find foods kids enjoy. The...

The Power of Vitamin A

Vitamin A EggsVitamin A is most commonly recognized for its beneficial effects on eye health, while its other important functions are often overlooked.  As with other vitamins, there are different forms of vitamin A – one form that is most readily absorbed in the body is known as retinol, which is found in liver, eggs, and milk. Retinoids (including retinol) have many...

Snack Ideas for Children On-the-Go

Summer is a busy time for most families kids are out of school, but camps and summertime activities keep people busy, often leading to eating on the go. Sometimes when people don’t plan ahead, less nutritious options are chosen, particularly for snacking. The great news is with a little planning, snacking can be a part of a balanced eating plan....

I’ll Take My Folate…Sunny Side Up

Today's post is from James House, Ph.D. Dr. House is studying the relationship between water soluble vitamin nutrition, the metabolism of amino acids, and how they relate to optimal growth and health of individuals. He also maintains a strong focus towards the development of functional foods of animal origin.  He is also a member of ENC’s Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP). Folate...