An Eggs-am Head Starter

AUSTRALIA - Eggs contain nutrients that have been shown to improve concentration and memory
calendar icon 29 November 2007
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Are your kids struggling to get through their end-of-year exam period? Sending them to study on an egg may be the best helping-hand you can give.

Recent studies have shown that dietary omega-3 can improve a normal student’s concentration and attention levels. According to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited, a serve of eggs contains 40mg of long chain omega-3 fatty acids, which represents 32-73% of the adequate intake (AI) for children aged 4-18 years, making eggs an excellent memory food and the perfect way to start their day.

Finding dietary sources of omega-3 is increasingly important for children of all ages after research by The Omega–3 Centre revealed that Australian children should be consuming five times more omega-3 in their diet.

Along with helping meet your child’s daily omega-3 requirements, an egg breakfast will provide the essential vitamins and nutrients to improve their performance, whatever the challenge.

  • Protein will keep them fuller for longer, aiding memory and concentration.
  • Iron will aid their concentration in class and increase their energy levels.
  • Folate and vitamin A will help them maintain a strong immune system and fend off unwanted germs.

Ms Sharon Natoli, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Founding Director of Food & Nutrition Australia, says “including eggs in a child’s diet is a simple and delicious way to help meet their daily nutritional needs during the important stages of development and growth.”

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