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 and cakes and whipped into that delicious pie-topper, meringue. But that’s not why they are important. One egg provides six grams of high-quality protein, 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 struggling with 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.

This World Egg Day provide a struggling family with a starter flocks of chicks for only $20. One starter flock of chicks can provide a family with up to 2,570 eggs a year. That is enough eggs for a family to eat with plenty left over to sell to help create extra income. 
 

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Maegan Clark

Maegan Clark loves social media even more than Southern sweet tea. She is currently pursuing her master’s in public administration and has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a specialized study in public relations. Since working at Heifer, she has deepened her appreciation for the urgency with which we must end global hunger and poverty.