Celebrate the incredible egg on October 8!
This year’s World Egg Day is October 8 and marks the 25th anniversary of the event. The 2021 celebration enters around the brilliant versatility of the egg.
With a broad range of nutrients, eggs are a healthy, nutritious and affordable part of the diet for people at all stages of life, including growing teenagers, pregnant and lactating women, the elderly, and infants, particularly those in nutritionally vulnerable areas.
Nourishing human potential
- The bioavailability and density of their nutrients mean eggs can directly improve human health outcomes around the world.
- Eggs contain 8 different vitamins and minerals required by the body and are officially recognized as a high-quality protein.
- Eggs are beneficial for all ages, with particular potential to fuel development during the first 1,000 days.
- The high nutrient density of eggs enables them to support the body’s natural immune system, advance physical growth and aid child brain development.
Protecting our planet
- Eggs are officially recognized as a low-impact protein source by the World Resources Institute.
- Thanks to new efficiencies and productivity gains, eggs have a low environmental footprint.
Fostering decent livelihoods
- The egg industry is a significant source of income for rural populations around the world.
- In low and middle-income countries, women represent a large proportion of egg farmers and rely on their farms to feed their children.
Along with its many nutritional benefits, the egg is the most environmentally sustainable and affordable animal-source protein available, helping support families around the world as well as the planet itself.
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