In schools around the country, cafeterias work like well-oiled machines. They are often the largest foodservice operator in a community and serve hundreds or thousands of meals in just the span of a few hours every school day. Students stand in orderly lines and select their prepared meals, quickly entering and exiting the cafés newly nourished with the energy to learn.
But what about when school doors unexpectedly close and education goes 100% virtual? During the current pandemic, schools have had to rapidly adjust to help meet the needs of their students.
“Look for the helpers.”
It’s a classic quote from Mr. Rogers that has seen a resurgence during the turmoil caused by COVID-19. While this pandemic is unprecedented, being a helper during crises is not new for peanut farmers. Whether pitching in to rebuild a school after a tornado, harvesting a crop for a neighboring grower who’s fallen ill or donating food to Haiti after the earthquake, USA peanut farmers always feel compelled to help. During this time of uncertainty, peanut growers and the wider industry are doing what they do best—continuing to produce a safe, high-quality food supply, trusting their faith and helping to ensure families in need don’t go hungry.
A Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich is a classic, but there are many more ways to enjoy this American Favorite. National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day is the best day to do it! Check out these ideas below from some fellow peanut butter lovers.
Spreading Good offers peanut and peanut butter fans the opportunity to put their love and passion back into the community. To kick it off, the Spreading Good campaign will be spreading more than peanut butter — it will be spreading goodwill, too.
The Meal Makeover Moms just released a third book: The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook. Coloring books are wildly popular these days, so as dietitians and food bloggers, they decided to create a coloring book filled with healthy recipes and corresponding whimsical food designs. Talk about a creative way to excite kids about cooking and eating right!
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.
If you’re hosting company for the holidays, make a festive meal that’s sure to please a crowd. This holiday menu is specifically designed for peanut butter lovers. Whether served with breakfast, lunch or dinner, peanut butter is a versatile ingredient that elevates any recipe by complementing sweet & savory dishes while also offering 8 grams of protein per serving.
The creativity of a chef is nearly boundless. At the National Peanut Board, we recently worked with several chefs and restaurants who have used peanut ingredients in completely unique ways—from using peanut shells to infuse smoke into peanut butter to coating peanuts in Middle Eastern spices as a crunchy topping, these ideas showcase that there’s a wealth of opportunity for creativity with peanuts.
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