Liz Weiss, RDN: March 3, 2021


To Kick off National Nutrition Month, Registered Dietitian Shares What Parents Need to Know about the Newly-Released Dietary Guidelines; Plus Healthy Recipes for the Family

Liz Weiss, RDN

Registered Dietitian


One of the best foods for a baby’s healthy brain development is already in most refrigerators: eggs. In an historic first, the newly released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans includes recommendations for birth to 24 months old and specifically recommends eggs as an important first food for infants and toddlers, as well as for pregnant women and lactating moms.


The latest Guidelines substantiate that eggs – long known to be a vital source of nutrients for people of all ages – provide several nutrients important for babies during the time in which their brains are rapidly developing. Notably, the Guidelines highlighted the importance of choline, a nutrient plentiful in eggs, while recommending eggs as a first food for babies to help reduce risk for an egg allergy.


On March 3, Registered Dietitian Liz Weiss will discuss the newly released Dietary Guidelines, nutritional benefit of eggs for babies and toddlers as well as how eating eggs at every age and life stage can help contribute to health and wellbeing. She can also offer healthy recipes for babies and the entire family.



  • Eggs are a nutritional powerhouse that support brain health. They are a rich source of choline, a nutrient crucial to fetal brain development and brain health across the lifespan.
  • With 90% of brain growth happening before kindergarten, eggs help make every bite count, especially when babies are just being introduced to solid foods.
  • Early introduction of eggs (after 4 months of age and when a baby is developmentally ready) may help reduce the risk of developing an egg allergy.
  • The Dietary Guidelines also affirm that eggs, as a nutrient-dense food, can contribute to the health and wellbeing of Americans of all ages in several ways, including providing important nutrients like protein and choline for teenagers, B12 for older adults and is a natural source of Vitamin D.


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MORE ABOUT LIZ WEISS, MS, RDN: Winner of the 2015 Media Excellence Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Liz is a nationally recognized registered dietitian and nutrition communications pro. She is the mom of two grown boys and the voice behind the Liz’s Healthy Table podcast and blog where families can find easy, nourishing and accessible recipes that make mealtime doable and delicious for everyone. Liz is a former producer and correspondent for CNN where she produced and reported for the network’s On the Menu program and produced and hosted over 50 Meal Makeovers cooking videos for their Accent Health doctor’s office channel. Currently, Liz is a regular guest on Boston’s hit NBC show, the Hub Today and a partner with the American Institute for Cancer Research where she creates recipes and videos. Prior to founding the Liz’s Healthy Table platform, Liz ran the successful food blog and podcast, Meal Makeover Moms. Liz is a spokesperson, speaker, and cooking instructor and has written several cookbooks including the Color, Cook, Eat! coloring cookbook series, No Whine with Dinner and The Moms’ Guide to Meal Makeovers. She lives and works in the Boston area.

Interview provided by American Egg Board



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