The Department of Health recommends the amount of “eggs” that should be eaten at each stage of life.

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The Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, recommends the amount of “eggs” that you should eat at each age, revealing that eggs are a good source of quality protein. Suitable for all ages. But Thai people consume only 223 eggs per year on average, joining hands with 22 agencies to increase the overall consumption rate of Thai people’s eggs. According to the 2023 goal to get 300 eggs per person per year

The Department of Health recommends the amount of "eggs" that should be eaten at each stage of life.

Chicken eggs, good protein, useful

Dr. Suwanchai Wattana Yingcharoenchai Director-General of the Department of Health said that eggs have many nutrients and benefits for all ages. And the UFABET price is cheaper when compared to other types of protein. 

One egg has an average weight of about 50 grams, providing 80 kilocalories of energy and 7 grams of protein, which is considered a good source of protein. Because it contains all essential amino acids And nutrients in chicken eggs help in growth, nourish the brain, strengthen memory, nourish eyesight, build immunity. And increase the efficiency of learning for children and youth as well. 

The amount of “eggs” that should be eaten at each age

Eating eggs appropriately for each age You can stick to the following simple principles.

  • Infants from the age of 6 months to start with 1/2 boiled egg yolk to 1 egg mixed with ground rice. The first time should be a small amount and gradually increase.
  • Children aged 7-12 months should eat half or 1 hard-boiled egg per day. 
  • Preschool children 1-5 years old, school age children, pregnant and lactating women working age group And the elderly with good health can eat an average of 1 egg per day. 
  • People with high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood fat Should not eat more than 3 eggs per week. or eat according to doctor’s advice 
  • other disease patients You can eat 1 egg a day or as directed by your doctor. with the need to take care of the consumption of other foods as well Avoid foods that are high in saturated fat, such as pork, lean beef, bacon, chicken skin, cream, butter, cheese, and most importantly, consume a variety of foods in the right proportions. also suitable

Thai people still do not eat enough chicken eggs.

But according to the Livestock Economic Research Group, Department of Livestock Development, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, it was found that in 2020. There was an average Thai egg consumption rate of only 223 eggs per person per year. This is lower than other countries like China, where consumption is 399 eggs per person per year. Japan at 345 eggs per person per year, and Malaysia at 314 eggs per person per year.

To promote the consumption of chicken eggs and develop appropriate nutrition for each age group. The Department of Health has therefore launched a campaign for the consumption of chicken eggs in school age. by cooperation Operate closely between the 7 main agencies, including the agency of all educational institutions. Department of Local Administration, Department of Health, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce The Department of Internal Trade, the Department of Livestock Development and the working group for the 300-egg consumption campaign project under the Egg Board and other agencies. Involved, including 22 agencies, to promote the nutritional status of school children 

By consuming chicken eggs according to Thai school lunch standards through the school lunch program. Every department campaigns on the consumption of chicken eggs in accordance with the recommendations of the Department of Health. by raising awareness and recognition among students of all educational institutions, parents and the general public. to increase the consumption rate Chicken eggs of Thai people as a whole, according to the 2023 goal of 300 eggs per person per year.