The Ashanti Regional Poultry Farmers Association on the occasion of World Egg Day has donated about 3,900 eggs to three institutions namely, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the Suntreso Government Hospital and the Kumasi Children’s Home.
The donation was in line with the poultry farmers’ efforts to highlight the nutritional values of eggs and to clear certain misconceptions about the consumption of egg daily.
The day was marked under the theme; ‘A Great Nutritional Eggsperience’. Touching on the nutritional value of the egg, the president of the Ashanti Regional Poultry Farmers Association, Dr. Boris Baidoo, indicated that eating an egg a day reduces the risk of breast cancer in women, adding that parents must feed their kids with eggs daily.
He also underscored the need for the Poultry Farmers Association to diffuse misconceptions about daily intake of eggs.
According to him, research conducted by Harvard University has shown that there is more nutritional value in eggs, especially for women and kids.
“Eating an egg a day reduces the risk of women getting breast cancer by 44 percent and again school kids who eat an egg a day are more brilliant than kids who do not eat eggs – this I pray that every parent will take note of to make eating of eggs a habit,” he said.
The poultry feed dealer with Boris B Farms further said the egg possesses nutrients that are able to prevent Alzheimer’s which is characterized by bodily tremors.
The celebration which was held on the 10th and 11th October 2019 saw the Opoku Ware School beat TI Amass 72 to 51 points in a quiz competition centered on the need for egg consumption on the first day.
Opoku Ware School was awarded 900 pieces of eggs for emerging winner of the quiz competition while TI Amass received 600 pieces.
Dr. Borris Baidoo donated GHc 1,000 cedis to the participating schools.
Poultry farmers in and outside the Ashanti Region marched across the streets of Kumasi to stress the importance of eating an egg a day to climax the occasion on Friday, 11th October 2019.
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