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Eggs in Schools


healthy and deliciousHard-boiled eggs supply a “nutrient-dense” option for healthy snacks in schools, according to the USDA Smart Snacks in School Standards. Schools can include hard-boiled eggs as snacks or à la carte items, as long as no fat has been added to them. We've got serving tips, packaging ideas and nutritional information designed to fit federal guidelines. With precooked, peeled hard-boiled eggs, it’s convenient too.

Egg-citing Serving Ideas
Fun and Portable

Hard-boiled eggs make an easy snack for students to grab-and-go or eat on the run. Any number of portable packages can hold a single hard-boiled egg, or one paired with veggies.  We’ve got ideas to share

Egg in Black Oval Container


Perfect Pairing

Eggs have yet to meet a vegetable they don’t like. In fact, one large egg with six grams of high-quality protein pairs perfectly with vegetables to round out a snack and help students feel full longer.*


Egg Pop with Carrot Stick


* According to Smart Snacks standards, a whole, hard-boiled egg without added fat may be combined with veggies, fruit and other exempt foods, as long as calories and sodium limits are met.

USDA Rules> <p> <a href=Check out this link to the USDA’s Smart Snacks in Schools Standards. You’ll see, hard-boiled eggs are “exempt from the total fat and saturated fat standards, but must meet all other nutrient standards.”

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Eggs-tremely Versatile

Protein boxes are popping up everywhere, including school cafeterias, and hard-boiled eggs fit right in. Did you know eggs fit into special diets like vegetarians and gluten free, to name a few? Fact is, the protein profile of an egg can help supply that important nutrient for student athletes or students following special diets. You’ll find hard-boiled eggs are a versatile, affordable protein for snacking that satisfies students’ unique dietary needs.
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Eggs Get ans A for Protein

Eggs are the “gold standard” upon which all other proteins are compared, because they contain all 9 essential amino acids and are easily digestible. Serving hard-boiled eggs as snacks will earn you good grades from your students!

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Smart Snack Sources:
Tools for Schools http://www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday/tools-schools-focusing-smart-snacks
Overview: Smart Snacks Standards http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/tn/USDASmartSnacks.pdf
Final Rule http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/fr-072916d
Alliance for a Healthier Generation https://www.healthiergeneration.org/take_action/schools/snacks_and_beverages/smart_snacks/

References
1. USDA National Nutrient Database https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/112?fgcd=&manu=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=50&offset=&sort=default&order=asc&qlookup=whole+eggs&ds=
2. Egg Protein as a Source of Power, Strength, and Energy Layman, Donald K. PhD; Rodriguez, Nancy R. PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM  http://journals.lww.com/nutritiontodayonline/Abstract/2009/01000/Egg_Protein_as_a_Source_of_Power,_Strength,_and.13.aspx



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