Allergies

More than 99 percent of Americans enjoy peanuts without any issue. But food allergy reactions can be unpredictable and must be taken seriously. America’s peanut farmers are mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers who know how it feels to want to protect the ones they love. Get the latest news and information about peanut allergies here. 

5 Stress-Free Ideas to Introduce Peanut to Infants

Peanut allergy prevention has been in the news frequently over the past two years with the completion of the groundbreaking LEAP study. Now the National Institutes of Health has published an addendum to the guidelines for the prevention of peanut allergy in the US.

How School Nutrition Experts Serve Peanuts and Peanut Butter

Kids love the great taste of peanut butter, and school nutrition professionals love the protein and other key nutrients of this American staple. Some schools, however, struggle with managing peanut products due to concerns about food allergies. Others are unsure of how to use peanut butter as an ingredient in meals beyond the typical PB&J. We sat down with two experts in K-12 school nutrition to get their insights on the importance of peanut butter in nutrition programs, advice on managing food allergies, and culinary tips to elevate school meals with peanut butter.

5 Myths about Peanuts

Peanuts and peanut foods bring together the three most important decision factors for everyone to make better food choices – nutrition, cost, and most importantly taste. However, there are myths out there that can bring on skepticism and lead people to think that they should sacrifice their favorite peanut foods for other foods that they mistakenly think are more nutritious. We’re here to provide clarification to some of the myths out there.

 

NPB Co-Sponsorship of LEAP Study Is Impetus for New National Institutes of Health Guidelines

ATLANTA (Jan. 6, 2017) – The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), issued clinical guidelines Jan. 5 to support health care providers in early introduction of peanut-products to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy. The new Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States, supplements the 2010 Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States. The impetus for the development and release of the NIAID Guidelines was the ground-breaking Learning Early About Peanut Allergy (LEAP) study, published in 2015, and co-sponsored by the National Peanut Board.

Confused about Food Allergies? So is Everybody Else

We probably all know someone who says they are allergic to certain foods or even food groups. To prevent a reaction from occurring, they steer clear of potentially harmful allergens. Certainly, food allergies are very real and should not be taken lightly because they can dramatically affect quality of life and can be life-threatening.

 

How to be Fearless About Food Allergies in Schools

More than 98 percent of school-age children can enjoy peanuts without any issue and food allergies can be safely managed in schools while still making them available to non-allergic students.

What You Need to Know about Food Allergies

Ninety-nine percent of people do not have a peanut allergy. Learn more to help keep people with food allergies safe while allowing others to enjoy this tasty and nutritious food.

2015 in Review: Food Allergy Highlights and Advancements

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.

Preparing for the Holidays with Food Allergies

Holiday gatherings are usually filled with family, friends – and food. Here are some tips from FAACT for traveling this holiday season, as well as dining in/out to help you avoid any potential dangers, so you can have a happy holiday season! Eleanor Garrow Holding, president & CEO of FAACT, shares her tips on traveling and eating in/out while successfully managing food allergies during this holiday season.

Back to School: Proper Food Allergy Diagnosis and Management

Eleanor Garrow Holding, president & CEO of FAACT, shares her perspective on the purpose and importance of developing a proper food allergy diagnosis and management plan when sending your food-allergic child(ren) back to school: It’s that time of year again, back-to-school, which can be stressful for many parents of children who suffer from food allergies. […]
    

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