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We’re Going Nuts over the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

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The newly released 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) emphasize choosing nuts and legumes, like peanuts, as part of a healthy eating pattern. The DGA are reviewed and released every five years as a way to provide evidence-based recommendations on how Americans should align their diets to achieve better health.

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Change in Menu: A Chef Consultant Sets Culinary Trends and Innovates with Peanuts

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It’s easy to see what’s trending on the food scene these days because it’s usually preceded with a hashtag. But how do chefs and restaurateurs set the course for the next menu-item meme, and how can peanuts play a role in the changing landscape of food trends? One behind-the-scenes trendsetter who inspires change in culinary cuisine is Patrick McDonnell, chef consultant and senior partner of McDonnell Kinder and Associates, LLC.

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Hit your health reset button for the New Year

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Instead of looking to begin a crash or fad diet, the better play is to create some sustainable behavior changes that will last long term. By adding fruits, veggies, nuts, including peanuts, seeds, low and nonfat dairy products and lean proteins, you will tend to crowd out the less nutritious options.

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Our Best Elegant Peanut Recipes for Your Holiday Celebrations

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You may not usually think of peanuts or peanut butter when you conjure up images of elegant things; but here at the National Peanut Board, we beg you to reconsider. We know peanuts are that nutritious grab-and-go snack and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches bring back warm memories of our childhoods. But you may be surprised at just how elegant and dressed-up peanuts can be.

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Happy Holidays from the National Peanut Board

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Season’s greetings!

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Spreading the Love in ATL

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According to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, more than 755,400 people in metro Atlanta and north Georgia turn to food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families each year. To put that in perspective, that’s 1 in 7.5 people (including children) who don’t know where their next meal will come from.

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Give America’s Favorite Sandwich a Fun, New Twist with This Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Bowl

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The Meal Makeover Moms just released a third book: The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook. Coloring books are wildly popular these days, so as dietitians and food bloggers, they decided to create a coloring book filled with healthy recipes and corresponding whimsical food designs. Talk about a creative way to excite kids about cooking and eating right!

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2015 in Review: Food Allergy Highlights and Advancements

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2015 has been a big year when it comes to food allergies. There has been a surge of important science and many upcoming new research studies look promising – especially in the realm of peanut allergy. As a pediatrician, these findings come at such an important time. We finally have data that is solidly based in great science, and very likely to cut deeply into our food allergy rates. For parents, these discoveries are game changers, especially for parents of young infants and children.

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Mythbusters: The Scoop on Peanuts and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

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Many people are confused about fat. They don’t know if they should avoid or eat fat, what kind are good or bad, how much they should or shouldn’t eat. While it may seem like recommendations are frequently changing, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans serves as a consistent and reliable source of information. The short answer is that you don’t need to be afraid of fat. Some fat in your diet is essential and it is important to keep calories within the recommended levels to achieve healthy weight.

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20 New Recipes to Get You Really Excited About Peanuts

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Coming up with new recipes that keep meal time or snack time interesting and nutritious can be a challenge. That’s why we came up with 20 new peanut and peanut butter recipes that are delicious and satisfying—for any time of day or any picky pallet.

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