Health Professionals

At the National Peanut Board, we’re committed to building relationships with dietitian networks and the medical community while fueling talk about the nutritional benefits of peanuts. Here you can learn more about the role peanuts play in the nutrition and well-being of people all across America.

5 Peanut Nutrition Myths Busted for National Registered Dietitian Day

It’s a great day to address some of the most common myths I hear about peanuts. Not only is it National Peanut Month and National Nutrition Month, it’s also National Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Day. We RDNs work hard all the time to help people learn to change their habits and choose healthy habits.

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

The newly released 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasize nuts and legumes, like peanuts, as part of a healthy eating pattern.

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

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.

Dietitians Get a Taste of Peanut Harvest

When the seasons change to autumn, peanut farmers go into high gear. The Fall is harvest season and this year several registered dietitian nutritionists had an opportunity to visit a farm and witness the annual peanut harvest first hand.

RDNs and Peanuts Go Together Like PB&J

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.

Kid’s Health

Kids eat more fruit and vegetables when served with peanut butter, says survey. Find more good PB news here.

New Guidelines Help Pediatricians and Parents Introduce Peanuts

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.

Half of Americans Lack Knowledge about Food Allergies, Survey Finds

APRIL 30, 2015--ATLANTA--Forty nine percent of Americans say they are only somewhat or not at all knowledgeable about food allergies, according to a new national survey of 1,031 American adults. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) and American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology (ACAAI) are launching a public service campaign to raise awareness of accurate food allergy diagnosis and effective management. Through public service advertising and traditional and social media, Americans will be encouraged to visit livingwithfoodallergies.org ? and then take their questions and concerns to a board-certified allergist.

National Snack Food Month: Dietitians Recommend Peanuts

Snacking is something that we do each and every day. Finding a balance between taste, nutrition and convenience can be a challenge, but there are certain foods that will satisfy all three. For example, peanuts are one of the most popular snack foods and number one snack nut, due to its nutritional benefits. Peanuts not only have fiber, protein and good fats, but they also help you sustain energy throughout the day.

What Men Need to Know about Nutrition

Men have distinct differences when it comes to prioritizing nutrition.

    

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