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New dietary guidelines recommend eggs for healthy infant brain development

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Parents can make every bite count by feeding eggs as a fundamental first food

CHICAGO — One of the best foods for a baby’s healthy brain development is already in most refrigerators: eggs.

In an historic first, the newly released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans issued by the USDA include recommendations for birth to 24 months old and specifically recommend eggs as an important first food for infants and toddlers, as well as for pregnant women and lactating moms.

The new guidelines substantiate that eggs — long known to be a vital source of nutrients for people of. . .

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