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Pediatrician Q&A: New guidelines help pediatricians and parents introduce peanut products to infants

Baby Eating

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) endorsed a recommendation on the introduction of foods containing peanuts to “high-risk” infants between ages 4 and 11 months. The interim guidelines come as a result of the findings of the LEAP study that were released earlier this year. In this Q&A, Dr. JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP, pediatrician and president and co-founder of MD Moms ― and chair of the National Peanut Board’s Food Allergy Education Advisory Council ― shares perspective on the new guidelines and how parents and healthcare providers can work together to apply the findings.

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Mythbusters: Peanuts Remain America’s Preferred Nut

Peanut Mythbusters

You may have seen a headline or two recently that people are eating more almonds than peanuts. The short answer is that’s just not true. The average American eats 6.6 pounds of peanuts per year (in the form of snack peanuts, peanut butter, peanut flour, peanut oil and other products). (1) In contrast, the average American eats 2.0 pounds of almonds per year. (2)

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Dr. Julia: Back to Basics

Julia Nordgren

As a doctor, I read a lot of medical journals and attend a lot of conferences.  I love keeping current on nutrition research and hearing about trends. What diet is best? Low fat? No fat? Low sugar? Low carb? But this information can often be conflicting and confusing.  And is not helpful when it comes […]

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Should you eat peanuts during pregnancy?

Pregnant Woman

Women’s Health and Fitness Day is a great time to talk about diet during pregnancy. I’m in the pregnancy boat for the first time and—working for the National Peanut Board—I’m especially interested in nutrition and preventing food allergies in my baby-to-be.

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Could peanuts be one solution to two of the planet’s biggest issues?


Last weekend, experts from across the globe gathered in New York City for the United Nation Summit on Sustainable Development. Among the 17 goals they discussed is this one: “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.”

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New Peanut Activities Bring Learning and Fun to the Kids in Your Life

Activity Cards children Feature

A new set of 12 easy-to-use peanut activity cards, Discover the Powerful Peanut, may be what you’re looking for. National Peanut Board and other peanut organizations teamed up with curriculum experts at American Farm Bureau Foundation to launch a new learning resource geared toward children in grades 3-5. We want everyone to enjoy the peanut activities so we’ve made them available as a FREE download here. You can download just one of the 12 activities at a time or the whole packet.

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4 Ways to Get Global for #NationalBetterBreakfastMonth


If you’re on autopilot in the mornings, breakfast can get repetitive and dull. Or maybe you skip breakfast all together because you can’t think of anything interesting to eat. To help you break out of your breakfast rut, here are some breakfast ideas from around the world to enjoy for Better Breakfast Month.

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10 Facts + Prizes to Celebrate National Peanut Day


September 13 is the day to incorporate peanuts or peanut butter in your diet. It is a perfect excuse to eat your favorite peanut snack! Peanuts are such a popular snack, ingredient and Superfood. Here’s 10 fun facts about peanuts and peanut butter that you may not know:

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Put #PeanutPower In Your Family Meals with These Recipe Videos


With eyes half open and the whole family scrambling to get out the door before dawn breaks, you don’t need a reminder that school’s back in session. But remembering to feed your family nutritious meals shouldn’t get lost in the shuffle.

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Voices of Peanut Farming: The Younger Generation

Voices of Peanut Farming Feature

This is the second article in our Voices of Peanut Farming series. Just six percent of America’s farmers are under the age of 35, and only about 17 percent are younger than 45, according to USDA.1 As half of America’s farmers are poised to retire in the next 20 years, the future of American agriculture […]

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