To keep our energy levels up, each meal and snack should contain a good proportion of carbohydrates (the more whole grain or fruit/veggie based, the better), protein and good fats. Peanut butter is a natural fit as it provides more protein per ounce than any other nut as well as a great dose of mostly unsaturated fats – the good kind. Not to mention, it is shelf stable so packing it for lunch or a snack makes it more portable than most options.
Kids love the great taste of peanut butter, and school nutrition professionals love the protein and other key nutrients of this American staple. Some schools, however, struggle with managing peanut products due to concerns about food allergies. Others are unsure of how to use peanut butter as an ingredient in meals beyond the typical PB&J. We sat down with two experts in K-12 school nutrition to get their insights on the importance of peanut butter in nutrition programs, advice on managing food allergies, and culinary tips to elevate school meals with peanut butter.
Introducing peanut foods to your infant can feel like a frightening step to take, but also an exciting and important part of your infant’s early eating experiences, as research states it could have the potential to reduce the risk of developing peanut allergies by up to 86%. In this Q&A, Dr. Jay Lieberman, an allergist and immunologist at the Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, and associate professor at the University of Tennessee, shares his perspective on what parents should know about early introduction of peanut foods and how to overcome the fear.
Do you hear the phrase “meal planning,” and think “stressful” or “time-consuming”?
I did too.
As a registered dietitian nutritionist and as a person who values eating well, I realize the benefit of meal planning – it helps make the workweek less stressful, it’s economically efficient and it ensures we eat nutrient-dense meals all week long. But is it worth giving up a large chunk of our weekends?
After you've read "How to Meal Plan if You Hate Meal Planning" and you’re ready to hit the grocery store, there is one essential item to bring with you (aside from your money!) – The List.
Here are some of my suggestions to help you become a grocery list pro:
Having boarded his 100th flight of the year, it’s fair to say that Chef Michael Levine spends a lot of time with his head in the clouds. But Mike stays grounded in a mission that matters. He is striving to end childhood hunger one meal at time. Through a company he founded, Global Food Solutions, which was recently named one of fastest growing companies by Inc.com, Mike is getting closer to that goal. We spoke to this Forbes 30 Under 30 winner about why he’s passionate about good food for kids, how he got to where he is today, where the industry headed and how peanuts play a part.
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.
Peanut allergy prevention has been in the news frequently over the past two years with the completion of the groundbreaking LEAP study. Now the National Institutes of Health has published an addendum to the guidelines for the prevention of peanut allergy in the US.
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