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.

5 Inexpensive, Family-Friendly Road Trip Snacks

If a road trip is part of your summer plans, we have some great ideas to keep you and your family fueled and minimize stops.

It's Peanut Butter Time, Baby!

Introducing new foods into your baby’s diet is exciting and consistent research is showing that adding peanut products as early as 4-6 months can help reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy later on in life. Have fun introducing your little one to peanut butter by adding it to easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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. 

How Peanuts can fit in School Nutrition

There are few foods that are as nutritious and well-loved as peanut butter. It offers a nutritious option that counts as a protein in the school meal. 

Make Your Next Family Meal an Indoor Picnic

Need another activity to keep your family engaged and entertained? Why not create an indoor picnic? No matter how much fun it is when held outdoors, picnics can also work inside your homes.

Making Healthy Choices in the School Lunch Line

You may have noticed, or heard your child talk about, some changes lately in school lunch and breakfast options. New nutrition rules are in place to help kids make smarter choices. Even with these new rules to make school breakfast and lunch healthier, parents can help their children make good choices.

4 Fun New Recipes to Introduce Baby to Peanut and Egg

There are a lot of firsts for parents and Baby in that beginning year of life. From Baby’s first smile and laugh to the first full night of sleep and first time rolling over, it’s an exciting time! Feeding babies food beyond breastmilk or formula is a fun-filled experience too. You can introduce a wide variety of foods when your baby is ready, including common allergens. In fact, you may be surprised how early your baby can start eating these foods so they can grow up to be a big, healthy kid with a diverse diet – and they may also have a reduced risk of food allergies.

6 Unique Ways to Celebrate Spooky Season

It’s that time of year when we don our homes with spider webs, pumpkins, headstones and skeleton bones. While last year’s spooky season was a little different due to the global pandemic, this year isn't totally back to normal either.

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.

    

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