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Reaching the health-conscious consumer this season

The holidays are around the corner, and that likely means indulging on sweets, snacks and other delicious food options. To fully enjoy those wonderful, albeit not-so-healthy sweets, snacks and treats this season, encourage consumers to balance their plate with nutritious, protein-packed peanut products.

Inspire with peanuts during the holidays

With food at the centre of most celebrations, the holidays are a hectic time of year for the food retailers, foodservice operators and hospitality industry. Shoppers have so many food choices at their fingertips as to what they’re looking for, where to go, what to buy, what to eat and how to entertain this season.

Health News: 18 anti-inflammatory foods to eat to reduce pain

Best Health has outlined the top anti-inflammatory foods that can help reduce pain associated with inflammation, and nuts and seeds, including peanuts, made the list.

Nutrition News: Harvard study: Swapping red meat for nuts may reduce chances of early death by 19 per cent

Following in the footsteps of the updated Canada Food Guide, a number of studies have been published that support following a plant-based diet.

Allergy Update: Peanut allergy treatment safe for use on children, study suggests

New research suggests that preschool-aged children who have peanut allergies may benefit from oral immunotherapy, being introduced to peanut protein in small amounts.

Consumer Research: Canadians are indulging in dangerous amounts of ultra-processed food: study

Results from a new study by the Heart and Stroke Foundation are in: a diet of ultra-processed food is associated with obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure – all of which are risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

Sustainability in peanuts

As environmental concerns continue to grow, consumers are looking to make sustainable choices when it comes to food. They’re also looking for companies or organizations that are thinking sustainably. Actions such as adding more plant-based protein to your diet may seem small in the grand scheme of things, but they can add up to something big.

Seasonal fall cooking with peanuts

Fall is a wonderful season for cooking with peanuts and peanut butter in a variety of recipes. When customers are shopping, merchandisers may wish to keep peanuts close to the produce section, or adjust signage that signifies peanuts and peanut butter as great seasonal cooking partners.

PB4H: Nourishing the world, one peanut at a time

There are an estimated 16 million children globally under the age of five affected by severe acute malnutrition, according to UNICEF. Peanut Butter for the Hungry (PB4H) is a direct response to this global issue.

Summer Merchandising: Peanuts are a powerful snack

Peanuts are perfect to market in the summer season, when consumers are looking for quick and easy snacks. They’re portable, cost-effective, and packed full of nutrition to carry you throughout the day.

Spring recipes for shoppers: Protein power

Help shoppers take their spring cooking to the next level by suggesting these protein-rich recipes to whip up this season. Spring is in the air and peanuts are on the plate; with the weather warming up, we’re ready to get out there and start moving!

Nutrition News: 2019 is the Year of the Food Guide!

On January 22, Health Canada launched the new Canada’s Food Guide and it’s definitely different from all the past versions. Here’s a summary of what’s new and what’s still to come.