Eggs In The Classroom



The Eggs in the Classroom program is an initiative of the Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia. The program presents students with a positive and practical health message about eggs in a fun atmosphere.

Who is the program designed for?

Eggs in the Classroom was designed for the junior high Family Studies or Health Education curriculum. The program can also be adapted for senior high school students studying Agriculture, Food and Nutrition or Food Science. This program fits into allotted class time (approximately one hour) and can be tailored to individual school schedules.

What is the goal?

The goal is to educate students, in a fun atmosphere, about all aspects of eggs. This includes egg production (agriculture), nutritional value of eggs, and food preparation (cooking eggs). The presentation stresses the importance of safe food handling.

When is the program available?

The program is offered throughout the school year. Please submit your request for a presentation early in the fall or winter, to ensure your classes can be put on the schedule.

Who designed the program?

The program was designed by a professional home economist and educator. Factual information about eggs and healthy food choices will be shared, along with a hands-on, interactive food demonstration.

What topics are included?

  • Egg production
  • Egg anatomy
  • Egg selection, storage and safe food handling
  • Nutritional value of eggs in the diet
  • Easy preparation methods (including use of the microwave)
  • Recipe demonstration (with the assistance of a selected student chef)
  • Tasting of recipes

How do I participate?

If you are interested in the program, please complete and submit the Eggs in the Classroom Presentation Request Form by clicking on the link found at the bottom of this page.

Testimonials:

"This is a worthwhile program that covers not only nutrition, but also covers NS agriculture, marketing, etc. in a fun, informative and practical way. Again thanks for offering this program to us. I hope it continues for years to come."
       -Prince Arthur JH, Dartmouth


"Excellent demo, students listen attentively, 98% love the recipe, very interactive"

        -George P Vanier JH, Wellington

Would you like eggs in your classroom?
Presentation Request Form (pdf)