The second Friday of October is World Egg Day.
To celebrate this egg-citing day, egg commissions in different countries do different activities such as promotional cooking videos and free PDF egg cookbooks, press releases, educational outreach about egg labelling and dating, activity books for children, calendars, interviews with egg farmers, distribution of free egg sandwiches, cooking competitions, theatre performances for children, egg sculptures and egg painting, cycle rallies, quizzes, working with food influencers, egg poems by children, give-aways of egg related merchandise such as storage cartons, T-shirts, key holders, etc., Zoom events, contests with prizes, visits to seniors residences, schools and health centres, and awards presentations.
Egg producers want us to know they have dramatically reduced the carbon footprint of egg production, and that eggs can offer sustainable nutrition.
1970s studies purported to show that eggs were bad for people. Further research over the next few decades revealed those studies to be faulty, and the reputation of eggs got saved. In fact, they are now seen as so healthy by dietitians that as of the 2020s, Weight Watchers™ has made eggs a zero point food to encourage people to turn to them more often to build meals around!
Did you know? How you should store eggs — in the fridge, or out of the fridge — depends on where you live! In countries such as the United States, Canada and Japan, commercially-purchased eggs must be stored under refrigeration because of how they have been processed. In Europe, it’s optional: you can store them on the counter, though storing them in the fridge will prolong their shelf life and quality for longer. (See: Proper Egg Storage).
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American Egg Board: https://www.incredibleegg.org/worldeggday
Activities for today
- Try cooking an egg recipe from a cuisine other than your own;
- if you still think eggs have lil orange “danger cones” around them healthwise, check out some of the resources below to catch yourself up on the latest thinking.
McNamara, Donald J. “The Fifty Year Rehabilitation of the Egg.” Nutrients vol. 7,10 8716-22. 21 Oct. 2015, doi:10.3390/nu7105429
Sanders, Tom. Eggs and health: unscrambling the message. The Conversation. 19 March 2019.
- Coddled eggs with spinach
- Eggs and hash
- Grilled eggs and spinach
- Onion and stilton baked eggs
- Zucchini and goat’s cheese frittata
World Egg Day was established in Vienna 1996 by the International Egg Commission. The decision was to celebrate it on the second Friday in October each year. World Egg Day. International Egg Commission. Accessed October 2021 at https://www.internationalegg.com/our-work/world-egg-day/
Each year has a different theme:
- 2021 — Eat your Egg today and every day
- 2020 — Eggs: much more than the perfect protein
- 2018 — Protein for Life
A Dozen Ways to Celebrate World Egg Day! Toronto, Canada: Egg Farmers of Ontario. 2 October 2020. Accessed October 2021 at https://www.getcracking.ca/recipes/article/dozen-ways-celebrate-world-egg-day
American Egg Board. American Egg Board Celebrates World Egg Day 2018. Chicago, Illinois: PR News Wire. 11 October 2018. Accessed October 2021 at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/american-egg-board-celebrates-world-egg-day-2018-300729200.html
Berkhout, Natalie. Today we celebrate the 25th World Egg Day. Poultry World. 8 October 2021. Accessed October 2021 at https://www.poultryworld.net/Eggs/Articles/2021/10/Today-we-celebrate-the-25th-World-Egg-Day-802697E/
Egg Farmers of Canada celebrates 25 years of World Egg Day. Ottawa, Canada: Egg Farmers of Canada. 8 October 2021. Accessed October 2021 at https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/egg-farmers-of-canada-celebrates-25-years-of-world-egg-day-849623649.html
Graber, Roy. Observe World Egg Day with American Egg Board. Rockford, IL : Watt Poultry. 13 October 2016. Accessed October 2021 at https://www.wattagnet.com/articles/28536-observe-world-egg-day-with-american-egg-board
What is World Egg Day? Cowgill, Sedbergh, Cumbria, England: EggBase. 8 October 2021. Accessed October 2021 at https://eggbase.co.uk/world-egg-day-2021/
World Egg Day 2021: All you Need to Know About its History, Purpose and Theme. Uttar Pradesh, India: News18. 8 October 2021. Accessed October 2021 at https://www.news18.com/news/lifestyle/world-egg-day-2021-all-you-need-to-know-about-its-history-purpose-and-theme-4300127.html
World Egg Day. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Australian Eggs. Accessed October 2021 at https://www.australianeggs.org.au/world-egg-day
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