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    Consumers can benefit from reading complement to Canada's Food Guide

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 31 /CNW/ - Eating healthy became even easier thanks
to the release of Health Canada's Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods booklet.
Egg Farmers of Ontario (EFO) and the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency (CEMA)
believe consumers will benefit greatly from learning more about the
nutritional value of the most commonly eaten foods including eggs.
    "This booklet is a great complement to Canada's Food Guide," said Harry
Pelissero, EFO General Manager. "Research tells us consumers are eager to
learn more about healthy eating and the Nutrient Value of Some Common Foods
will assist Canadians in making healthy food choices that includes eggs."
    Nearly all the essential nutrients your body needs can be found in an
egg. Eggs are a nutrient-dense food, packed with 14 essential nutrients
Canadians and their families need to stay healthy and active. One large egg
contains 6 grams of high-quality protein and just 70 calories.
    "Canada's Food Guide considers two eggs a serving in the Meat and
Alternatives food group," said Bonnie Cohen, CEMA Marketing and Nutrition
Manager. "I encourage consumers who are looking for more information about egg
nutrition or egg recipes to visit our website www.eggs.ca."

    Egg Farmers of Ontario and the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency are
independent, self-governing associations funded entirely by egg farmers. Both
organizations are dedicated to providing Canadians with fresh, nutritious, and
high quality eggs at a reasonable price. Created in 1964, more than 400 egg
and pullet farmers are members of Egg Farmers of Ontario. First established in
1972, the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency (CEMA) represents farmers producing
eggs on Canada's 1,045 regulated egg farms located in each province and the
Northwest Territories.





For further information:

For further information: Harry Pelissero, General Manager, Egg Farmers
of Ontario, Phone: (905) 858-9790; Bonnie Cohen, MSc, RD, Marketing and
Nutrition Manager, Canadian Egg Marketing Agency, (613) 238-2514


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