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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!

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.

The Scoop on Hydrogenated Fat in Peanut Butter

The research in support of peanuts and peanut butter as a regular part of your healthy eating habits is overwhelmingly positive. Peanuts bring protein, good fats, and important nutrients like niacin, vitamin E, folate, and fiber to the plate, just to name a few. Yet, when you read about peanut butter, there are often statements that urge you to avoid those that contain added or hydrogenated fat and that can be confusing. This is especially true if you’re among the majority of consumers who prefer peanut butter that doesn’t separate at room temperature, which is prevented by the addition of these fats. What’s a peanut butter lover to do? In this article, we’ll take a deep dive into the fat in peanut butter to help you understand just why you don’t have to fret so much about what’s in your peanut butter, no matter which kind you choose to eat.

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

Just eight percent of people typically keep their New Year’s resolutions.

That stat seems like a good reason to start thinking outside of the box for new and more sustainable ideas. It’s admirable to set goals for the year ahead, but it’s easy to fall back on the defaults (i.e. eat better or exercise more). And there is good reason why the diet and fitness industries count on January as one of their most lucrative time periods, which is then followed by a drop-off period. In fact, they count on our failures to change.

Three Simple Ways to Rethink Your Health This Summer

The temperature is rising and for many, that means anxiety or stress about summer is rising, too. 
 
If you feel the urge to start working on your “summer body” you’re not alone. But the pursuit of weight loss or restrictive dieting doesn’t actually improve health. As a registered dietitian, here’s what I recommend trying instead. 

The Truth about the Keto Diet

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) I enjoy tasting the benefits of delicious foods in moderation. In doing so, I try to stay away from diet mentality. It is hard to recommend a diet that restricts amazing food groups. The keto diet conversation usually stems from mind-blowing weight loss stories. Is the keto diet the topic of conversation between friends and family? Let's learn more about the Keto diet, so you will know the facts!

 

Cut Through the Clutter: Nutrition Insights for 2019

In 2018, I had multiple nutrition counseling clients come to me, seeking refuge after trying extreme fad diets. The side effects they experienced run the gamut, but they were all negative -- severe GI distress, food preoccupation, unnecessary guilt, dramatic weight loss followed by more weight gain than lost, feelings of failure and more. 

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

It’s that time of year: Folks are renewing fitness memberships and resolving to move more.  And that’s a wonderful thing because 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. 

         

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