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. 

PreventPeanutAllergies .org: A Resource for Parents

When new guidelines for early introduction of peanut foods to prevent a peanut allergy were released by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), they offered hope and help to families everywhere.  And, while many parents and pediatricians have embraced and followed the guidelines, research shows that many more parents need information and support before acting. To bridge the gap, the National Peanut Board (NPB) launched a campaign that builds awareness of the guidelines, provides easy-to-follow resources and aims to help parents overcome concerns and fears. Visit PreventPeanutAllergies.org from more information.

This Pediatrician Says Feeding Peanut Foods to Your Infant Just Got Easier With a New Puff Snack

No longer should parents withhold the introduction of peanut foods from their infants until toddlerhood. In fact, new guidelines from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) now recommend feeding peanut foods to infants as early as 4 to 6 months of age, depending on their risk for allergies, to prevent peanut allergy.  Dr. Ron Sunog, is a pediatrician who helped develop Puffworks® baby.  We sat down with him to find out more about the new guidelines, and how this product can help make early introduction easier.     

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. 

How to Start Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods

Adding solids to your baby’s diet is an exciting milestone, for you and your child.  But it can be confusing, especially when it comes to food allergies.  Here are answers to common questions so you can feed your baby with confidence.

New Campaign Reinforces Importance of Introducing Peanut Foods to Infants Early and Often to Prevent Peanut Allergy

When new guidelines for early introduction of peanut foods to prevent a peanut allergy were released last January by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), they offered hope and help to families everywhere.  And, while many parents and pediatricians have embraced and followed the guidelines, research shows that many more parents need information and support before acting.

Why Good Food Matters on Campus

As one of the healthiest colleges in the US, NC State University in Raleigh, NC is a leader in serving nutritious, craveable and convenient options to its more than 30,000 students. Dining options that are plant-forward, sustainable and responsibly sourced are growing in importance to students from the time they apply to school to their daily decisions to eat on or off campus. We sat down with their director of nutrition to get more information on how NC State Dining is meeting the demands of the next generation, and elevating the NC State brand to attract new students.

 

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.

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.

 

         

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