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Dr. Julia: Asian Lettuce Wraps with Shrimp and Peanuts

Julia Nordgren

I have enjoyed many, many great meals that I remember fondly. I always remember the great company and the great food that we have enjoyed. But sometimes, I have a great meal that inspires me to rush home to reinvent it.

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RDNs and Peanuts Go Together Like PB&J

FNCE Booth Feature

Earlier this month, I joined more than 8,000 food and nutrition professionals in Nashville to attend the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2015 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). This event presents a great opportunity to hear from industry experts, learn about new trends, network, and share best practices.

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Top 5 Posts for #NationalCookbookMonth

Mom and Daughter Cooking

It’s National Cookbook Month and it probably comes as no surprise that we love recipes here at the National Peanut Board. Here are our top 5 posts about cookbooks that you may enjoy:

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Feeding the Hungry One Peanut Butter Jar at a Time

World Food Day Feature

On October 16, 2015 people around the world will gather to declare their commitment to end hunger. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.S., 1 in 9 people worldwide live with chronic hunger. In the U.S. alone, 1 in 7 people do not have enough to eat. World Food Day is an action day to end hunger, and we encourage everyone to join us in this movement.

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Autumn Staff Favorite Recipe-Peanut Pumpkin Bread

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It’s pumpkin season! Wondering what to do with the leftover pumpkin puree in the freezer or the canned puréed pumpkin? Well, I would love to share with you one of my best fall recipes–Peanut Pumpkin Bread. Doesn’t that sound like a plan? We all know peanut butter goes pretty much with everything.

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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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