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Eggs—the complete protein for superior student nutrition

Growing students require wholesome nutrition, and eggs have it all—from
6 grams of high-quality protein to essential vitamins and minerals. Nutritionists call eggs a "complete" protein, with more of the nutrients students need to grow, optimize body weight and stay energized in school. And they're affordable, too!

13 nutrients to nourish the whole student body

Eggs are packed with 13 essential vitamins and minerals* that perform critical physiological functions, throughout the human body—helping students feel better, thrive academically and potentially miss fewer school days.

  • Choline (23% of Daily Value)—aiding cognitive and memory development
  • Selenium (22% DV)—protecting against chronic diseases
  • Riboflavin (14%)—producing energy in the body's cells
  • Vitamin D (10%)—building strong bones and teeth
  • Phosphorus (10%)—aiding bones, teeth and energy production
  • Vitamin B12 (8%)—supporting normal digestion and nerve functions
  • Pantothenic Acid (7%)—aiding in digestion
  • Folate (6%)—for proper red blood cell formation
  • Iron (5%)—supporting red blood cell production and oxygenation
  • Vitamin A (5%)—maintaining healthy skin and vision
  • Vitamin B6 (5%)—supporting nerve and immune functions
  • Zinc (4%)—aiding in tissue growth and repair
  • Calcium (3%)—for strong bones and teeth plus optimal nerve and muscle functions

Sunny Fresh™ products: egg nutrition made easy!

Choose Sunny Fresh™ breakfast, lunch and snack offerings to deliver the premier nutrition of eggs in convenient forms that simplify prep and serving. And use our EggsChange® commodity processing program to swap your USDA commodity whole eggs, 100047, for any of our CN-labeled products!


Not all proteins are created equal

Eggs have a biological value (BV) of 100 and are the gold standard in protein because they contain all nine of the essential amino acids the human body needs: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. Wheat protein has a BV of just 42.† Eggs are your students' best option for a high-quality protein! Download and print our EGG NUTRITION INFOGRAPHIC, then post it to help educate your staff and students!

Download and print our EGG NUTRITION INFOGRAPHIC, then post it to help educate your staff and students!

Egg Nutrition Poster from Sunny Fresh

 

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