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A Parent’s Perspective on Peanut Allergy Testing: Part I

Family with Pediatrician

Not only is our friend Garrett Berdan a chef and registered dietitian, he is also the father of a child diagnosed with a peanut allergy. Garrett and his family went through all of the phases of proper diagnosis, from noting his son’s history of reactions to retesting with a food challenge, and we thought his experience would be beneficial to share.

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Peanuts Satisfy During Vegetarian Awareness Week

Broccoli Goat Cheese Grill with Peanuts

Looking for a way to reduce your risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and help you achieve a healthier weight? A plant-based diet is for you! Research has shown time and again that the DASH diet – which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – is a research-based plant focused diet. It’s also one of the most effective ways to reduce high blood pressure, a precursor to stroke for many.

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Better with Peanut Butter: 7 Oatmeal Ideas

Peanut Butter for Breakfast Month

September is Better Breakfast Month, a wonderful way to celebrate how we can make the most important meal of the day better. Over the next few weeks we will highlight typical breakfast items and how you can make them quicker, easier, and tastier.

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Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar: Who’s Behind Those Plants in the Field?

Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar

Across the American South, peanuts are developing the peanut buttery flavor and nutrition we all love. While 7,500 farming families tend to their crop, others help to ensure they’re growing high-quality peanuts that sustain their farm, their community and people like us across the country and globe.

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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


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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