Easter Egg Roll uses EGGucation theme for third year running

The event, hosted by President Biden and the First Lady, features thousands of shell eggs and activities for children and adults to participate in.

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The White House hosted its 2024 Easter Egg Roll event on Monday, April 1st, which featured an “EGGucation” theme with educational activities for children of all ages.

In addition to an Easter egg hunt, this year’s event included a school house activity area, reading nook, field trip to a farm, picture day, a physical “EGGucation” Zone, a snack tent and more. Over 30,000 hard-boiled shell eggs are hand-dyed for use in the Easter egg roll and the egg hunt.

Concerning the event, President and CEO of the American Egg Board (AEB) Emily Metz said, “America’s egg farmers are proud to provide eggs to families in need this Easter season and will continue donations to communities across the U.S. throughout the year.”

First lady Jill Biden said approximately 40,000 people would attend this year’s Easter Egg Roll.

Consumers interested in viewing the event’s activities can search for Easter “EGGucation” Roll using the hashtags #EasterEggRoll and #EGGucation, as well as on the official @White House, @POTUS and @FLOTUS social media accounts X, Facebook and Instagram.

Shell egg prices are slightly up

Even though the annual Easter Egg Roll happened as scheduled, egg prices are slightly inflated.

U.S. shell egg prices increased in the first few months of 2024, compared to what they were during the same time period in 2023. However, egg prices are still down significantly from where they were at their highest early in 2023, when producers were recovering from the peak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks.

In February 2024, egg prices went up in by 8.5% and are averaging US$2.92 per dozen compared to US$2.28 the same time last year.

The price increase is likely due to the new cases of HPAI that were detected at the end of 2023. Prices could also be affected by Easter, as the holiday falls two weeks earlier in 2024 than it did in 2023.

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