Protein Powerhouse

0 Comments | 9th April 2013

Eggs are an ideal food to meet the needs of young children as part of a balanced diet.  They are high in protein and packed with vitamins A, D, E and B group – essential for healthy growth and development.  They also contain minerals including zinc, calcium and iron.

Protein provides the material for building and repairing body cells and tissues – particularly important for growing children.

Eggs are a perfect source of protein because:

  • They are high in protein – one medium egg contributes 45% of the daily amount of protein needed by a toddler and 14% of the daily amount needed by a woman.
  • The protein is easily digested, absorbed and used by the body.
  • They contain all eight indispensable amino acids (those which cannot be made by the body)
Because they are packed so full of nutrients, eggs are good for your children every day of the week.