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Did you know that eggs are one of the most versatile foods in the market? Eggs can be fried, poached, baked, boiled, used for sauces, cakes and used to create debatable meringue. But that’s not why they are important. One egg provides 6 grams of high-quality protein and which is 12 percent of the recommended daily value. Egg yolks are also one of the few foods that naturally contain vitamin D. So for a family that is in need living in hunger and poverty, it can provide energy and nutrition for healthier bones.

Eggs can also be considered brain food. Studies have shown that choline, a nutrient found in eggs, contributes to a healthy brain function and reduces birth defects. The egg is the perfect food source for everyone in a family.

World Egg Day is a perfect way for us to highlight the benefits of animal-based foods, especially for those living with hunger. This World Egg Day provide a struggling family with a starter flocks of chicks for only $20. One starter flock of chicks and provide a family with 2570 eggs in a year. That is enough eggs for a family to eat, and sell to help create extra income. Stay tuned to the World Ark Blog, we will be talking more about the benefits of animal-based foods next Wednesday on World Food Day (#WFD2013). 

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Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is the Social Media Manager at Heifer International where she uses her skills digital marketing to improve the lives of those in need around the globe. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.