The International Egg Commission has proclaimed the second Friday in October as World Egg Day. World Egg Day has been celebrated since 1996. According to scientists, eggs are full of nutrients, including health-building vitamins and minerals. Japan holds the lead in egg consumption. Around 16.3 million layer hens are farmed to produce Australia’s eggs. While it’s good news that demand for more humanely produced eggs is growing, with 1.1 million hens raised in barns and 4.1 million hens now raised on free range farms, World Egg Day is a time to reflect on the vast majority of hens still confined in cages – in unacceptable farming conditions.
Do you like your eggs scrambled, poached, sunny-side up or with soldiers? Have fun reading about eggs, laying, producing, incubating, eating, breaking, painting whatever verbs you want to list with the children and of course you need to start with Humpty Dumpty, the silliest egg of all.