Spring into a New Season with the National Peanut Board
Greetings from the National Peanut Board!
The National Peanut Board is excited to spring into a new season with some exciting events and delicious recipes. There are plenty of opportunities to share the love of peanuts and peanut butter with your shoppers, so we hope these e-blasts support the great work you are accomplishing in the retail space.
Thank you for your continued support and ongoing love for all things peanut.
National Peanut Board
Springing into Sustainability
As we wrap up a month focused on nutrition, we don’t want the learning to stop there. Heading into April, sustainability is top of mind. At every stage of the peanut life cycle, there is a focus on sustainable farming practices. From environmentally friendly farming practices that reduce water usage, to building a sustainable balanced diet that fits your shoppers’ unique needs, peanuts are a choice to feel good about.
To learn more about peanuts and the environment, check out our website.
Try some of NPB’s favorite nutty recipes to kick start the spring season:
Peanut Butter Overnight Oats | National Peanut Board
Kid-Approved Thai Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce | National Peanut Board
Fruit Kabobs with Yogurt Peanut Butter Dip | National Peanut Board
Spicy Thai Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing | National Peanut Board
Tips for Teens with Food Allergies:
In the last decade, there have been significant strides in food allergy research and guidance, especially for younger shoppers learning to manage food allergies.
For older kids with a food allergy, socializing can sometimes be tough. Some suggested strategies to share with parents or younger shoppers include:
- EMPOWER teens to take an active role in managing their food allergy. Encourage teens to take agency over their food allergy by seeking trusted resources such as the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) guide that empowers them with the critical information needed to confidently educate classmates, teachers, and others in their circle.
- ENCOURAGE teens to tell their friends about their food allergy. Friends need to know about food allergies in the event of an allergic reaction. If informed about what the symptoms of an allergic reaction might look like, they may be able to recognize symptoms of a reaction and know what to do in an emergency.
- HELP teens plan ahead for social situations. Researching menus before going out to eat can help teens practice making good choices and informing restaurant staff about food allergies. In addition, problem-solving with teens about how and where they will carry emergency medication. Emphasize the importance of always having access to emergency medication in case of an unexpected reaction.
- INSPIRE open communication. Having a food allergy can be a socially isolating experience at times, especially during teenagerhood. Encourage your clients with teenagers to open up the lines of communication to all questions and feelings surrounding allergies. Let them know that they can call home for help especially if they find themselves in an unsafe situation.
To learn more helpful strategies to share with younger clients and parents, read more here.
2023 RDBA Virtual Experience:
Our partner, the Retail Dietitians Business Alliance, is hosting a Virtual Experience Event April 18-20th! Be sure to join us for a presentation by the National Peanut Board on Tuesday, April 18th, from 12-12:45PM!