World Egg Day celebrates the value and versatility of eggs

22-08 | |
Photo: World Egg Organisation
Photo: World Egg Organisation

World Egg Day will be celebrated this year on 14 October. This year’s theme is ‘Eggs for a better life’ and will see egg fans honour the nutritional and environmental benefits of eggs, which improve lives across the globe.

This year’s World Egg Day aims to place a spotlight on the power of eggs to improve nutritional and environmental outcomes, thereby uplifting lives worldwide.

According to the CEO of the World Egg Organisation, Julian Madeley, “World Egg Day is all about recognising the humble egg as an incredibly unique source of protein and essential nutrients, all within an accessible and affordable package.”

An increasingly important role

Other significant and important attributes of eggs will also be celebrated, he said, giving an example of their low environmental footprint. “The egg is the most environmentally sustainable and affordable animal-source protein available, helping support families around the world as well as the planet itself,” notes the IEC.

Madeley continued to say that eggs have the power to play an increasingly important role in our food systems as we look to feed our growing population in more sustainable and efficient ways.

“Its all-round goodness delivers a vast variety of benefits to people at every age and stage of life, all around the world. Improving brain function, supporting physical strength, aiding child growth – the egg can do it all!” says the IEC.

A nutrient powerhouse worth celebrating

World Egg Day is a global celebration of the highly nutritious and brilliantly versatile egg, says the International Egg Commission (IEC). Established in Vienna in 1996, World Egg Day has since encouraged egg fans worldwide to think up new and creative ways to “honour this incredible nutrient powerhouse”, says the IEC.

Last year, over 100 countries celebrated World Egg Day on social media, with competitions, digital campaigns and festivals held.

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Natalie Berkhout Freelance journalist
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