Eggs are easy to prepare and delicious to eat. For the breakfast programs, they are free (thanks to our generous egg coupon donation from Egg Farmers of Canada), versatile and kid-friendly. It can be a struggle to serve enough protein at breakfast, but eggs are an easy solution. It can be as simple as a hard-boiled egg or as egg-stravagant as you want!
Eggs are an incredible source of nutrition*. They provide 14 key nutrients including vitamins A, D and E, folate, iron, zinc and choline. These nutrients are great for your bones, skin, eyes and teeth – but don’t skip the yolk! Most of the egg’s nutrition is found in the yolk, including half of the protein. Eggs are also classified as a complete protein since they contain all 9 essential amino acids. Amino acids are like “building blocks for our bodies” as they help form protein. Protein is an essential macronutrient that helps build and repair cells and body tissue, grow strong hair and nails, build and maintain healthy muscles, fight infection and helps to keep body fluids in balance. To support those growing minds and bodies, protein (especially eggs), should be served daily in your program.
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