World Egg Day is celebrated on October 10, 2014. It is celebrated each year on the second Friday in October. World Egg Day is a unique opportunity to help raise awareness of the benefits of eggs. It was introduced by the International Egg Commission in 1996. The main objective of this day of action is to boost the consumption of eggs.
Chicken eggs are widely used in many types of dishes, both sweet and savoury, including many baked goods. Some of the most common preparation methods include scrambled, fried, hard-boiled, soft-boiled, omelettes and pickled.
Eggs add protein to a person's diet, as well as various other nutrients. As an ingredient, egg yolks are an important emulsifier in the kitchen, and are also used as a thickener in custards. The albumen, or egg white, contains protein, but little or no fat, and can be used in cooking separately from the yolk.
Eating eggs on a daily basis will provide you with 13 essential Vitamins and minerals, High quality protein, essential fatty acids, Lecithins (Choline) for brain and heart health and two important carotenoids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin for good and lasting eyesight. Additionally, eggs do not contain Carbohydrates and One Egg provides only 75 calories from the high quality fats and protein.
Be SMART, Think EGGS.
Today the Belize Poultry Association did its part in the celebration by preparing an egg, cheese and refried beans burrito accompanied by a pouch of whole milk and a banana to 300 students of Sta. Familia Primary school and 43 children from the Sta. Familia Kindergarten.
Last year the same was done for Stella Maris in Belize City and the year before for St. Paul’s Anglican school in Corozal Town.
Teachers of Sta. Familia school and BPA staff preparing and packaging Egg breakfast
Students lining up to receive a healthy Egg breakfast