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Poultry Farmers Want An Egg Per Child Daily in Public, Private Schools



Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

The Plateau State Chapter of Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has appealled to the State Government to implement the policy of one egg per child daily in both private and public schools in the State.

Chairman of the Association in the State, Julius Gusan told journalists in Jos on Sunday that this was part of the nutritional plan envisaged in the celebration of the World Egg Day.

He explained that eggs are key protein in the food and that it is the building blocks of the body for growth and development of the brain and tissues repairs.

According to him eggs supply all the vitamins A, B, D,E, K and most of the very important minerals – phosphorus ,calcium, magnesium, nutrients which are specifically needed for health of nerves and the brain.

“What you feed a child with will determine his growth and his immune system will be able to fight diseases.

He encouraged nursing mothers to eat eggs so that their babies could benefit from the good things in egg early enough.

Gusan urged parents to also provide the children with an egg a day at home and in school.

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