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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.

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.

How to Properly Introduce Foods to Babies

Jenna Helwig, the author or Real Baby Food and the food editor of Parents Magazine, recently educated parents about introducing foods to babies through a national satellite TV and radio media tour. We also asked Jenna to share her thoughts here.

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.

Boosting Nutrition for Mom and Baby

Good nutrition can’t start too early. Peanuts and peanut butter can provide a boost to a nutritious diet during pregnancy and beyond.

What Men Need to Know about Nutrition

Men have distinct differences when it comes to prioritizing nutrition.

    

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