Eggs should be included in Brazil's school lunches in order to support the industry and improve the nutritional quality of school meals, according to Brazil’s poultry producers and exporters association, UBABEF.


“Poor nutrition is a factor that slows down learning and makes it more difficult, contributing to high levels absenteeism and repeated years," said UBABEF President Francisco Turra. "The poorly fed pupil is, in general, inattentive, apathetic and subject to illness.” Even in the most developed regions of the country, the inclusion of eggs, one of the most complete foods available, in school meals would meet the nutritional needs that maintain students’ glycemic levels that helps with learning, said Turra.