Nutrition

First 1,000 days:

Pregnant and lactating women, and babies in their first 1,000 days, have particularly high protein and nutritional requirements. Eggs, meat and dairy products are 3 of the 7 food groups deemed by the World Health Organization to be essential to assessing the dietary diversity of infants.

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Diverse diets are healthy diets:

People eating diverse diets, including iron-rich meat, are less prone to anaemia and other nutrient deficiencies. Eating foods from animal sources reduces the risk of malnutrition associated with monotonous diets.

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Convenient, protein rich and energy dense:

Animal-source foods are energy-dense, they provide readily absorbed and used proteins and they are especially important for vulnerable groups like children and sick people and in areas where other nutritious foods are not available. Small quantities provide large benefits.

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Micronutrients:

Eggs and milk are nature’s first foods, designed to sustain and support early childhood with essential vitamins and minerals. A child who drinks milk daily can grow up to 3% more in a month.

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