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. 

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. […]

Breaking through the hypoallergenic peanut hype

Anyone who enjoys eating peanuts holds the hope that one day peanut allergies will be a thing of the past. For decades, researchers, food scientists, inventors and others have tried to find a solution to the peanut allergy problem.

Q&A on Landmark Peanut Allergy Prevention Study

In February, the results of a landmark study showing up to an 86% reduction in peanut allergies was released, making headlines worldwide. I caught up with Dr. Lack to get some additional thoughts on the study and its implications, as well as future considerations.

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.


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