Eggs Recommended as an Important ‘First Food’ for Healthy Brain Development | News

CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eggs have always been a nutritional powerhouse, and now a recent scientific report released by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has affirmed that eggs play a crucial role in infant development, prenatal health and overall health at any age.

The nation’s top nutrition experts recommend eggs as a fundamental first food for babies because eggs are one of the most concentrated sources of choline, a nutrient that is crucial for brain health and development. Additionally, the scientific report advised that early introduction of eggs, when a baby is developmentally ready for solid foods, around 4-6 months of age, may also help reduce the risk of developing an egg allergy. 

“The first 1,000 days of a child’s life is a time of rapid growth and development. In fact, 90%* of brain growth actually occurs before kindergarten,” states Liz Shaw, MS, RDN,

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Eggs Recommended as an Important ‘First Food’ for Healthy Brain Development

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CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eggs have always been a nutritional powerhouse, and now a recent scientific report released by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has affirmed that eggs play a crucial role in infant development, prenatal health and overall health at any age.

The nation’s top nutrition experts recommend eggs as a fundamental first food for babies because eggs are one of the most concentrated sources of choline, a nutrient that is crucial for brain health and development. Additionally, the scientific report advised that early introduction of eggs, when a baby is developmentally ready for solid foods, around 4-6 months of age, may also help reduce the risk of developing an egg allergy.

“The first 1,000 days of a child’s life is a time of rapid

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