The Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAH&PT), in conjunction with the Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN)s, has scheduled an awareness campaign, to mark this year’s World Egg Day tomorrow, Friday, October 14.
This is contained in a statement made available by the college to CEOAFRICA today, Thursday, October 13, 2022.
The campaign is launched under the theme for this year’s celebration, which is, “Egg for Better Life”.
The day, which is celebrated annually on the second Friday of October, is used to raise awareness on the importance of eating eggs regularly.
According to the statement by the college, which emphasizes the benefits of egg, referring to it as a nutritious treat, eggs are cheapest source of protein.
Other benefits of eggs highlighted in the statement include that eggs are adequate source of choline, for brain development, they are good source of antioxidants for maintaining good eyesight, they are rich in iron, among others.
Stressing the theme for this year’s event, it says, “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”.
The event is being sponsored by Adom Agroallied Nig. Ltd and FIDAN cheeky chicks in collaboration with other stakeholders.