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Eggs are good for you!

Eggs help fight disease! The American Egg Board tells us that studies have shown that the consumption of eggs are associated with a reduced-risk of breast cancer, helps overweight adults lose weight, and that eating eggs, rich in choline and betaine, may help reduce the risk of inflammation associated with chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, bone loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

An egg a day is OK! Cracking the Cholesterol Myth. Eating one egg per day does not increase a healthy person's risk of heart disease or stroke, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The American Heart Association states “One egg contains about 213 milligrams of dietary cholesterol. The daily recommended cholesterol limit is less than 300 milligrams for people with normal LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. An egg can fit within heart-healthy guidelines for those people only if cholesterol from other sources — such as meats, poultry and dairy products — is limited.”

Other Healthy Start News

"Egg Nutrition and Heart Disease : Eggs Aren't the Dietary Demons They're Cracked up to Be." News from Harvard Health. Harvard Medical School, July 2006. Click here to read more!

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are good for your health and are found naturally in eggs. Incredible Edible Egg." Omega-3 Fatty Acids. American Egg Board, n.d. Web. Aug. 2012. Click here to read more!


Food Activists are Ruining Costco

costco - Photo Credit: Zuma Press

Photo Credit: Zuma Press

Are you tired of large corporations making decisions on what foods you should buy? Consumers should have a choice.

Click on this link to read an interesting Op-Ed article from the New York Post on the same issue.

New Farmyard Now Open

The brand new Alex and Ani Farmyard is now open at Roger Williams Park Zoo. This major exhibit features even more of the furry, fluffy and wooly friends we all love, as well as many interactive elements for Zoo visitors to experience.

A few of the biggest improvements to the Farmyard is a new walkthrough barn exhibit, and a life-sized tractor that kids can climb and play on. Sponsors like Little Rhody Farms and Munroe Dairy have contributed other fun play areas like the milking and egg collection stations. Also opening later in the season, will be the Farmyard Stage for performances and shows.

Finally, there is the exciting addition of the seasonal contact yard that allows Zoo visitors to walk among and touch different species of goats and Shetland sheep. The Contact Yard is open from April 1st through September 30th from 10:30am – 3:30pm on weekdays, and from 10am – 5pm on weekends. There are also goat and sheep feeding opportunities available year round on the fence just outside of the contact yard.

Visitors can look forward to seeing different species of goats, Shetland sheep, Guinea hogs, alpacas, and of course, Willy the miniature donkey is there as well! After the second phase is complete, the Alex and Ani Farmyard will also have silver fox rabbits, and chickens.

This exhibit is free with Zoo admission. There is a nominal fee for the food to feed the animals.

Get details on all of the above and information about other coming attractions at