Kids & Parents

Peanuts and peanut butter can provide a boost to a nutritious diet during pregnancy and beyond. Parents can find a wide range of information and resources here, including heath info, budget peanut recipes and activities that offer fun for the whole family.

Back-to-School Meals Made Easy

To keep our energy levels up, each meal and snack should contain a good proportion of carbohydrates (the more whole grain or fruit/veggie based, the better), protein and good fats. Peanut butter is a natural fit as it provides more protein per ounce than any other nut as well as a great dose of mostly unsaturated fats – the good kind. Not to mention, it is shelf stable so packing it for lunch or a snack makes it more portable than most options.

How to Choose the Right Snack for Your Kid

There’s no arguing the increase in snacking behavior among Americans.  While our society once subscribed to eating three meals per day, it’s not uncommon for people to eat two or more snacks in addition to those meals every day.  With an increase in snacking, there could be an increase in total calories consumed, which leads to concerns about the possibility of weight gain – especially among children.

5 Free & Fun Things To Do With Kids This Summer

With summer in full swing, you may be looking for ideas to help your kids keep up the “learning momentum” they had during the school year and yet still have fun. Here are fun, free, educational ideas to do with your kids or give them a little push when they say, “I’m bored!”

“To My Date: I Have Food Allergies."

Dating can be a worrying time for those who have food allergies. Whether you are the one with a food allergy or the one dating someone with a food allergy, it may be a difficult but necessary discussion to have.

Peanut Power Smoothie Bowl

Add fun, familiar flavors and a healthy boost of high-quality protein to your family’s breakfast with this Peanut Power Smoothie Bowl.

Enjoy PB&Js in a New Way with this Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Bowl

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!

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.

Dr. Julia: Back to Basics

As a doctor, I read a lot of medical journals and attend a lot of conferences.  I love keeping current on nutrition research and hearing about trends. What diet is best? Low fat? No fat? Low sugar? Low carb? But this information can often be conflicting and confusing.  And is not helpful when it comes […]

New Peanut Activities Bring Learning and Fun to the Kids in Your Life

A new set of 12 easy-to-use peanut activity cards, Discover the Powerful Peanut, may be what you’re looking for. National Peanut Board and other peanut organizations teamed up with curriculum experts at American Farm Bureau Foundation to launch a new learning resource geared toward children in grades 3-5. We want everyone to enjoy the peanut activities so we’ve made them available as a FREE download here. You can download just one of the 12 activities at a time or the whole packet.
    

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