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July 27, 2020

Dietary Guidelines committee recommends eggs as first food

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee issued recommendations for children 24 months and younger, and for the first time, specifically recommended eggs as an important first food for infants and toddlers, as well as for pregnant and lactating women. The Scientific Report also highlighted the importance of a nutrient plentiful in eggs – choline – while recommending eggs as a first food for babies to reduce risk for an egg allergy. The Advisory Committee additionally encouraged eggs for pre-teens and adolescents. Read more