Kids & Parents

Peanuts and peanut butter can provide a boost to a nutritious diet during pregnancy and beyond. Parents can find a wide range of information and resources here, including heath info, budget peanut recipes and activities that offer fun for the whole family.

Why This Dietitian Says You Should Add Peanuts to Your Victory Garden

The home garden has become a hugely popular way to help pass the time, while also allowing people to grow food they can actually enjoy eating. Tomatoes, peppers, various leafy greens, and peas are some of the common plants that may be found in home gardens today, but have you ever considered growing peanuts at home?

Baby-Led Weaning & Early Introduction of Top Allergens

The way we feed babies has changed dramatically over the past twenty years or so. While not a new approach to the introduction of solid foods, “baby-led weaning” (BLW) has become more mainstream and understood as a beneficial and viable option with evidence-based short- and long-term benefits. Scientific evidence supporting the early introduction of top allergenic foods during infancy for the prevention of food allergies has also grown. In fact, the new 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend offering top allergens (egg, peanut, tree nut, cow’s milk, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat) early and often starting at about 6 months of age when babies are showing signs of readiness for complementary foods (in conversation with the pediatrician if babies are at high risk for food allergies).[vii] The good news is that BLW is incredibly compatible with the early introduction of top allergens and can ease the process of offering these foods during infancy.

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.

The Rise of Peanuts During the Pandemic

When Food Network star Ina Garten bantered on national TV with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about their rediscovered love of the PB&J last December, it was no surprise to me that the classic all-American peanut butter sandwich had risen back to the top of our collective food conscious – not only filling our bellies, but soothing our souls during trying times. And that’s what’s special about the work I do for America’s peanut farmers at the National Peanut Board (NPB).

5 Simple Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

The holiday season is filled with family, friends, warm nights in front of a fire and holiday decorations galore. But the holiday season is also a time for reflection, to give thanks and to give to others through acts of kindness. While running a charity 5K or volunteering at a local shelter are great ways to give back to the community, we’ve listed some different ways that you might not have thought of.

3 DIY Holiday Décor Ideas with Peanuts

If you’re in search of holiday decor that’s unique, sustainable, and budget-friendly, look no further than peanuts! Here are three DIY peanut decorations to try this holiday season: 

Peanut Candies Reign Supreme—Here’s Why

You probably know this already, but peanuts and chocolate pair really well together. Check that—extremely well together. It’s not a coincidence. There’s an explanation for why peanuts are a popular ingredient in candy.

 

Here’s How Peanuts Provide Beauty and Education at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens

At the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, every plant that’s on display has a story behind it. But there was one particular plant that was an interesting part of the horticultural landscape in this year’s edible garden exhibit. Here's why it's more than just a beautiful addition. It's also educational.

6 Socially Distant Ways to Celebrate Spooky Season

It’s that time of year when we don our homes with spider webs, pumpkins, headstones and skeleton bones. But this year’s spooky season is a little different due to the global pandemic. While you can still put on a fun costume, you might be looking for socially distanced activities to do with the family. We've got you covered.

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.

    

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