By: Jada Linton, RDN, LD
The National Peanut Board is committed to improving the economic condition of U.S. peanut farmers and their families through compelling promotion and groundbreaking research.
Our efforts at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) definitely qualifies as compelling promotion! During this year’s annual event, we loved being able to spread peanut butter love to the more than 2,600 attendees who visited our online booth. Even though it was virtual, we continued our partnership with The Peanut Institute to bring you more peanut and peanut butter knowledge. We worked with Caroline Young, MS, RD, RYT to do a yoga event. Click here to read a detailed review of the beginner class. Some of Caroline’s favorite post-yoga snacks include:
- Greek yogurt with berries and salted peanuts
- Trail mix with salted peanuts, chocolate chips and dried cranberries
- Apple slices with peanut butter
- Graham crackers with chocolate peanut butter
We also were able to help fight hunger by accepting donations to support Peanut Butter for the Hungry (pb4h.org) by the American Peanut Council! Peanut butter is a nutritious, affordable and sustainable source of food. Peanut butter for the Hungry works with growers, shellers, manufacturers and other partners to create peanut butter especially for use in food pantries throughout the U.S. World hunger is real and likely affects your community, often in ways you can’t see. Even some people living in the wealthiest cities and suburbs don’t have enough nutritious food to eat and can’t rely on when or what their next meal will be. So glad we were able to make a difference this year, with over 10,000 virtual FNCE attendees!