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.

New Peanut Pros Certification Program for Registered Dietitians

Calling all Registered Dietitians! Get #PeanutProCertified and fuel your knowledge of peanuts with the Peanut Pros Certification Program! It consists of eight, 15-minute, on-demand learning modules (approved for 2 CPEUs by the Commission on Dietetic Registration) with fresh content led by National Peanut Board nutrition specialists and a respected speaker line-up, and introduces material on trending topics to help support all dietitians across any patient, client or consumer need. Click to learn more!

Sports Nutrition for an Everyday Active Lifestyle

Many people are NOT training for a marathon or playing competitive sports. But, they are dedicated to fitness and living an active lifestyle. There’s a huge population of people who workout for 45-60 minutes most days, enjoy exercising, run 5K’s for fun on the weekend, read fitness articles in their spare time, and socialize with friends by trying new fitness classes. This group of people does not need intense sports nutrition advice, but they do need: Active lifestyle nutrition.

How to Talk to Your Doctor about Introducing Peanuts to Baby

With so much already to talk about during infant well visits, when it’s time to introduce solid foods to your healthy baby, you may wonder how to have that conversation with your provider—especially when it comes to feeding your baby potentially allergenic foods like peanuts for the first time. It’s important to note that introducing peanut foods as early as 4-6 months can reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy by up to 86%. In fact, the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans state, “Introducing peanut-containing foods in the first year reduces the risk that an infant will develop a food allergy to peanuts.”

To empower new parents to discuss introducing peanut foods and other potential allergens with their providers, new mom Katie Brown recently talked with pediatrician Dr. JJ Levenstein.

Two “Diets” Worth Trying: Mediterranean & Flexitarian

I’m a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who is not an advocate for extreme diets that cut out whole food groups. But there are two eating patterns I can get behind: Flexitarian and Mediterranean. I view them as eating patterns because they are relatively sustainable and health-promoting. 

Free Webinar for Health Professional Credit

Food allergies have become a public health concern, with up to 10.8% of adults and 6-8% of children believed to be food allergic. Health professionals—from family doctors and physician assistants to nurse practitioners and registered dietitians—have an important role to play in reducing the risk of developing food allergies in the next generation.

Protein from Plants? The surprising places you can find protein in your pantry

More Americans than ever are interested in eating plant-based foods high in protein. You may be surprised to learn that there’s a lot of protein hiding in your pantry. To include more plant-based protein foods in your meals, consider the following items we have shared with you.

Author Q&A: Sophie Egan on How to be a Conscious Eater

To eat consciously is not about diets, fads, or hard-and-fast rules. It’s about having straightforward, accurate information to make smart, thoughtful choices amid the chaos of conflicting news and marketing hype. Find out more in this Q&A with author, Sophie Egan.

Feeding Babies Peanut Foods Just Got a Lot Easier

Many parents are aware of the benefits of introducing common allergens early, but keeping peanut foods in baby’s diet is an important piece of the prevention puzzle. Parents had few ready-to-serve choices in the past, but options continue to grow and expand with some exciting new entries in the peanut-for-baby category.

Can Breastfeeding Prevent Food Allergies?

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and a great time to talk about some of the benefits of and surprising facts about breastfeeding. Here's what the research shows about breastfeeding and food allergies.

Free Webinar: LEAPing Past Food Allergies

When and how to introduce infants to potential allergens are important questions health professionals must answer for new parents. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease recommends introducing peanut foods as early as 4-6 months for high-risk infants, which could decrease the chance of an infant developing a peanut allergy by up to 86 percent. But what about infants who are not high risk, and how should other common allergens, such as egg, milk and fish, be introduced?

Complete this free webinar “LEAPing Past Food Allergies: How and When to Introduce Potential Allergens" with internationally recognized researcher, pediatric allergist and lead investigator of the groundbreaking LEAP study Dr. Gideon Lack; and food allergy expert, Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN.


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