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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!

National Snack Food Month: Dietitians Recommend Peanuts

Snacking is something that we do each and every day. Finding a balance between taste, nutrition and convenience can be a challenge, but there are certain foods that will satisfy all three. For example, peanuts are one of the most popular snack foods and number one snack nut, due to its nutritional benefits. Peanuts not only have fiber, protein and good fats, but they also help you sustain energy throughout the day.

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.

3 Resolutions You May Actually Keep (Hint: Weight Loss is not one of them)

A 2016 study found that of the 41% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, only 9% feel they were successful in keeping them by the end of the year1. That stat seems like a good reason to start thinking outside of the box for new and more sustainable ideas. So, why not create a fresh resolution that just might stick?

Boosting Nutrition for Mom and Baby

Good nutrition can’t start too early. Peanuts and peanut butter can provide a boost to a nutritious diet during pregnancy and beyond.

Any Exercise is Better Than Nothing: The Power of a Little Movement

We all know exercise can help improve our health. In fact, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)’s Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee published science-based guidelines and research-backed reasons (in their executive summary) why regular exercise can significantly enhance our lives. 

What are Ultra-Processed Foods?

If you pay attention to health and nutrition headlines, you’ve heard a lot about ultra-processed foods lately. An internet search of the term returns more than 18 million hits. But what exactly are ultra-processed foods?
At present, FDA doesn’t have a formal definition for ultra-processed food. In fact, there is no universally agreed upon definition at all. The term ultra-processed foods has been popularized based on a food classification system called NOVA which was developed by Carlos Monteiro, professor of nutrition and public health at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. (Morea, 2021) His definition has changed several times since it was introduced in the early 2010s. Each food is categorized based on the “extent and purposes of the industrial processes they undergo” into these four groups:

Can Breastfeeding Prevent Food Allergies?

It's always 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.

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.

What Does Being "Healthy" Mean?

The word “healthy” is thrown around often in our society. 
In general media, it tends to come along with a specific appearance and type: thin, young, active and always choosing the most nutritious food possible. But as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who takes a holistic approach to wellness and believes in science-based evidence to guide recommendations, I believe that the true definition of “healthy” lies in a grayer area. 

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