Eggs are very nutritious but, as with most things, should not be served in excess. Besides, we already eat many other food items that contain eggs (cakes, noodles, mayonnaise, salad dressing). Having fried eggs two to three times a week is okay. Prepare cooked (rather than runny) yolks to reduce bacterial contamination, and don’t serve kids under age 1 any egg whites to avoid allergic reactions.
Sources: l Sunil Sazawal, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., associate professor, department of international health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S. l SMART PARENTING May/June, November/December 2003, March, April, June, July, August, November 2004, April, May, June, September, December 2005