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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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Vintage Peanut Recipe: Peanut Butter Sundae Topping with Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Vintage Peanut Recipes

Scoop up the chance to enjoy a bowl of homemade ice cream with a delicious vintage peanut butter topping. The crowning feature is the peanut butter topping.

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5 Simple Ways to Spice Up Grilled Fruits and Veggies

Grilling with Family

Don’t forget about veggies & fruits during #NationalGrillingMonth. Try these 5 ways to spice them up %SURL%

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Apps to Help Keep You Healthy and Happy

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When it comes to food—finding nutritious recipe ideas or creating a new dish—digital apps can be an inspiring place to start. Our dietitian friends have great recommendations of their favorite apps.

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Fit Bloggers Score Big with Peanut Butter for Breakfast

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More than 300 bloggers learned about health, fitness and food at the annual FitBloggin’ Conference. We thought it would be fun to give them peanut butter and recipe ideas the night before to help them prepare for a busy morning. Read what they said.

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Looking for a Dairy Alternative? Try Making Peanut Milk at Home

Peanut Milk

With several recipes available online, it’s easy to turn a cup of raw peanuts into a silky smooth and creamy peanut milk! I followed this recipe from Bon Appetit to make a batch of peanut milk over the weekend. It was really simple and relatively inexpensive because it only calls for a couple of ingredients.

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