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Where Did Peanut Brittle Come From? It Depends On Whom You Ask

Dixie Peanut Brittle

Candy lovers have spoken: Although it may sound counterintuitive, sweet and salty is a great combination. And while it seems like this is a fairly recent discovery, given the attention that snacks like sea salt chocolates and caramels have been getting lately, people really started recognizing how tasty salty and sweet are together back in the 19th century—when peanut brittle made its debut in cookbooks around the country.

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Labor Day: 6 Desserts for Peanut Butter Lovers

Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake Pie

Planning to entertain guests or simply kick it with your family for Labor Day? Well then you just landed at the Peanut Spot where we guarantee to make your celebration even sweeter. Labor Day weekend is the golden send-off to summer and here are some favorite desserts to enjoy!

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The ‘Power Seven’: 7 Helpful Habits for Weight Loss & Maintenance

Woman in Spin Class

As registered dietitian nutritionists who have a private practice, part of our job is working one-on-one with clients to help them reach and maintain their health and weight goals. Our clients reveal what works best for them on a regular basis. And while not every person will find their path to success in exactly the same way, we do see patterns of habits that seem to work for many people. Here are the top seven.

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Fighting Hunger this Summer

Katie Workman Presentation

The National Peanut Board (NPB) launched a new giving program this year, Fuel For Food Banks (FFF), where we showcased three leaders who are actively working to fight hunger in their communities. NPB donated $3,000 to the food bank of the honoree’s choice as well as $500 to help “fuel” each honoree’s personal hunger-fighting initiatives.

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The Farmer and the Drone: UAVs and Agriculture

Peanut Harvest with Drone

Search for “drone video” and you’ll find a dizzying array of short films–from a thoughtful exploration of downtown Los Angeles to a stunning new perspective of July 4th fireworks. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), equipped with imaging technology deliver impressive results with these examples of recreational uses, but they can also have significant impact with commercial applications, saving resources and even lives.

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National Breastfeeding Awareness Month: Q&A with Dr. JJ Levenstein

Infant

In honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we wanted to share the most current research on consumption of potential food allergens during pregnancy/breastfeeding and how it can affect your child, as well as the proper guidelines for introducing potentially allergenic foods to your young child’s diet. Below are some common questions I receive from expecting and current mothers.

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15 Common Food Allergy Myths, Debunked

Common Food Allergens

Did you know that people perceive peanut allergies to be 40 times more prevalent than research says they are? This is just one example of the misinformation lurking in popular culture about food allergies. Below are some of the most common food allergy myths debunked by the National Peanut Board using credible science.

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Back to School: Save Time and Money on Breakfast

Funky Monkey Muffins Feature

The National Retail Federation reports that parents are expected to spend an average $669 on key back-to-school items like clothes, electronics and supplies. That’s a five percent increase from 2013. As families fall back into the routine of school, we wanted to offer up some budget-friendly ways to save on the most important meal of the day: breakfast.

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Does your child have a peanut allergy? Get the facts before going back

Peanut Allergy Facts Homepage

For most Americans, back-to-school season is about shopping for supplies and new clothes. However, for the small percentage of parents whose children have a peanut allergy, there is a more serious issue to prepare for.

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A Little Peanut Butter Goes a Long Way for Those in Need

Interfaith Food Shuttle

Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans struggle with hunger? Due to its protein content and long shelf life, peanut butter is an ideal food to help feed the hungry in communities across the U.S. Also, peanut butter is affordable and since 90 percent of American households have at least one jar in their pantry, it’s easy to donate a jar or two to the local food bank.

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