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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 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!

Conserve Water with What You Eat

Forty states are expected to have water shortages over the next 10 years. U.S. communities are starting to face both quality and supply issues, unrelated to drought, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). America’s agriculture sector accounts for about 80% of U.S. water consumption, according to the USDA.

And peanuts are the most water efficient of all nuts, using only 3.2 gallons of water to produce one serving (1 ounce) compared to almonds, for example, which use 28.7 gallons per ounce. Worldwide peanut production contributes to just 1% of the global water footprint, which is the measure of water used to produce goods and services.

Why Peanuts Fit in Your Healthy Diet for Life

As we age, nutrition becomes a key factor in maintaining good health from the inside, out. Enter the perfectly powerful peanut. Research has confirmed that peanuts provide the body protective benefits that are essential for healthy aging.

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. 

Snacking on Peanuts Every Day linked to Lower Risk of Stroke, Other Diseases, study shows

Strokes cause one out of every 20 deaths in America. And in an analysis of 20 studies, grabbing a daily handful of peanuts was associated with a decreased stroke risk.

 

How Peanuts can fit in School Nutrition

There are few foods that are as nutritious and well-loved as peanut butter. It offers a nutritious option that counts as a protein in the school meal. 

The Peanut Podcast: The Behind the Scenes Power of Registered Dietitians

Registered dietitians are the unsung heroes of everything related to nutrition and food. These experts exist behind the scenes and impact your daily nutrition more than you might expect. The National Peanut Board covered the topic in a recent episode of The Peanut Podcast.

Let Go of Food Rules, Eat to Nourish

When you google “fad diet,” the explanation you read goes something like this: A diet aimed at losing weight quickly by following an imbalanced diet. And it’s true – all fad diets share at least one characteristic: imbalance.

Paleo, Whole 30, Low carb … the list goes on. Fad diets typically exclude some nutrient(s) or major food group and are, therefore, an imbalanced way of eating

Joyful Movement

Have you ever felt like you must do a certain workout for a certain amount of time, in a specific way, and it’s literally the last thing in the world you want to do? 
 
If so, you are not alone in that sense of dread. Exercise can feel like a chore, a burden and even like a punishment if it’s devoid of pleasure and wrapped up in a rigid outlook on physical activity.
 
Fortunately, there is another way we can move our bodies, so we feel joyful, uplifted and rejuvenated!

Emotional Eating: What it is and what to do about it

Navigating emotions may be the hardest part of being a human. Over the last two years, it’s safe to say we have been collectively living in a particularly emotionally turbulent time.

2022's Top Nutrition Trends, According to Registered Dietitians

The pandemic is now shaping our behaviors and intentions and guiding our attention. Several of the highest ranked nutrition trends seem to be in response to side effects of COVID-19.  
 
Here’s a dive into five of the top expected nutrition trends for 2022:
         

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