Save the date: World Egg Day 2022

Published on July 18, 2022

Save the date: World Egg Day 2022

On Friday 14 October, egg fans worldwide will celebrate the power of the egg and all its nutritional, environmental and societal benefits.

The global event, celebrated on the second Friday of October every year, welcomes everyone to honor the unique contribution eggs make to supporting people around the world. Among the most nutritious foods on the planet, one large egg provides 13 essential vitamins and minerals and 6g of protein, making this perfect package a healthy and affordable addition to the diets of people of all ages. Many of the nutrients found in eggs are commonly under-consumed yet are required as part of a healthy diet to help you perform at your best and avoid serious health issues. Key nutrients include choline, supporting brain development and function; vitamin A for eye health, healthy skin and immune function; and vitamin D, which plays an essential role in bone health. Eggs are also packed with high-quality protein, essential for the strength and repair of muscle and tissue. Along with their nutritional value, eggs are the most environmentally sustainable and affordable animal-source protein available, helping support families around the world as well as the planet itself.

What is World Egg Day?

World Egg Day is a global celebration of the highly nutritious and brilliantly versatile egg! It is celebrated every year on the second Friday in October and is a fantastic opportunity for the global egg industry and egg lovers alike to promote our fantastic product!

World Egg Day is a brilliant opportunity to make sure everyone in the world knows that eggs are an excellent, affordable source of high-quality nutrition, with the potential to help feed the world. There are lots of ways you can get involved in World Egg Day celebrations in 2022, from developing a social media campaign to running an awards program. The promotional possibilities are endless! To help you get started the IEC have developed this industry toolkit full of useful content, which you are welcome to share.

Eggs for a better life

This year’s World Egg Day theme ‘Eggs for a better life’ celebrates the incredible egg’s power to support not just human health outcomes, but planetary health and people’s livelihoods too! The egg is a brilliantly versatile protein powerhouse, containing 13 different essential nutrients in one tasty, affordable package. 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! Along with its many nutritional benefits, 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. We hope this year’s theme will enable everyone to celebrate all that is great about the egg, no matter your location, market or specialism.

World Egg Day will be celebrated across the globe on Friday 14 October 2022. The annual event honors the highly nutritious and brilliantly versatile egg, highlighting the vast range of unique benefits it brings to human and planetary health, contributing to a better life for all.

The global event, celebrated on the second Friday of October every year, welcomes everyone to honor the unique contribution eggs make to supporting people around the world. Among the most nutritious foods on the planet, one large egg provides 13 essential vitamins and minerals and 6g of protein, making this perfect package a healthy and affordable addition to the diets of people of all ages. Many of the nutrients found in eggs are commonly under-consumed yet are required as part of a healthy diet to help you perform at your best and avoid serious health issues. Key nutrients include choline, supporting brain development and function; vitamin A for eye health, healthy skin and immune function; and vitamin D, which plays an essential role in bone health. Eggs are also packed with high-quality protein, essential for the strength and repair of muscle and tissue. Along with their nutritional value, eggs are the most environmentally sustainable and affordable animal-source protein available, helping support families around the world as well as the planet itself.

Key messages

Better for our health

  • Among the most nutritious foods on the planet, one large egg provides 13 essentials vitamins and minerals and 6g of high-quality protein.
  • Many of the nutrients found in eggs are commonly under-consumed yet are required as part of a healthy diet to help you perform at your best and avoid serious health issues.
  • The bioavailability and density of their nutrients means eggs have the capacity to directly improve human health outcomes around the world, contributing to a better life for all.
  • The high nutrient density of eggs enables them to support the body's natural immune system, advance physical growth and aid child brain development.

Better for our planet

  • Eggs are a low impact protein source and have the lowest environmental footprint of common animal protein sources and are comparable to some plant-based foods.
  • The egg industry remains committed to producing nutritious foods in environmentally responsible ways, actively supporting a better life for all.

Better for our livelihoods

  • The egg industry is a significant source of income for rural populations around the world.
  • In low and middle-income countries, women represent a large proportion of egg farmers and rely on their farms to provide a better life for their children.
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