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The latest headlines on eggs, nutrition, and related topics.

  • “The nutrient you didn’t know you were missing” ( – December 9, 2016
  • “Why You Need to Stop Eating Egg Whites” ( – October 25, 2016
  • “Breakfast: Fast, Fun and Filling” (Calorie Control Council Blog) – September 7, 2016 – Written by ENC Health Professional Advisor Neva Cochran, MS, RDN, LD
  • “16 Healthy Egg Recipes to Make For Dinner” ( – August 26, 2016 – Includes ENC recipe Protein-Packed Egg and Brown Rice Breakfast Bowl developed by Health Professional Advisor Serena Ball, MS, RD
  • “9 Simple Ways to Eat Protein at Every Meal” ( – June 29, 2016
  • “15 Ways Nutritionists Have Changed Their Diets In The Past 5 Years” ( – June 28, 2016
  • “Guiding Stars Updates in Response to New Dietary Guidelines: Program’s nutrition-rating eliminates cholesterol-related debits” ( – June 8, 2016
  • “Why every man needs to start eating more egg yolks” ( – June 8, 2016
  • “Why I Would Raise Chickens” (gatesnotes – the blog of Bill Gates) – June 7, 2016
  • “The 8 New Rules for Eating Great Breakfasts Every Day” ( – May 24, 2016

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ENC Supports the San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio Food Bank

The Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) is fortunate to work with its Health Professional Advisors (HPAs), a group made up of a variety of health experts who are committed to better nutrition and optimal health. Last week ENC met with our HPAs in San Antonio, TX. Among the topics discussed was food insecurity and how nutrient-dense, affordable eggs may play a role in food insecure populations. The group concluded its meeting with a visit to the San Antonio Food Bank, a facility that should be applauded for its efforts in providing good food to individuals in southwest Texas.

For more information about the San Antonio Food Bank, visit

For additional information on food insecurity and for ways how healthcare professionals can assist underserved populations, read “Transforming healthcare to fight hunger,” and see the accompanying infographic.

Guiding Stars Updates Cholesterol Rating in Response to New Dietary Guidelines

Guiding Stars Guide

Featured article in the Summer 2016 Issue of Nutrition Close-Up

Guiding Stars, North America’s leading private nutrition guidance program, recently announced that the organization has updated its approach to factoring dietary cholesterol into its ratings system. The move came in response to evolving scientific evidence and changes reflected in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

Dr. Mitch Kanter, Executive Director of the Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) spoke with Dr. Leslie Fischer, a scientific advisor to the Guiding Stars program and one of the rating system’s chief developers, about the Guiding Stars system and the rationale behind the changes in its cholesterol rating. Here’s what Dr. Fischer had to say in response to ENC’s questions:

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