Children need a meal that includes protein before packing them off to school. Nutritionists agree that eating breakfast contributes to overall health and good behavior in children and the high-quality protein found in eggs gives active kids sustained energy for their busy day ahead.
Research shows that serving eggs at breakfast provides a feeling of fullness and leads to less snacking and fewer calories being consumed at lunch. The amount and quality of protein a person eats directly affects muscle mass, strength and function. After an active day at school or an athletic event or practice, eating eggs encourages muscle tissue repair and growth.
A few egg safety reminders:
Have a picky eater at home? Eggs can be made in dozens of ways to please all types of appetite and they’re economical, too. At about 15 cents apiece, eggs are one of the most affordable sources of protein available. And don’t forget the yolk. Some people think the egg white has all of the protein but it’s actually about a 50/50 split.