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Backpack snacks for hitting the trails

Whether planning to take a day trip to the local park or embark upon a cross-country family vacation, Canadians are getting ready to hit the trails this summer. For many, being away from home often creates challenges when it comes to eating healthily while on-the-go. The solution? Ensure that you are prepared with snacks that not only tempt the taste buds but also fuel the body for summertime adventures.

HO! HO! HOmemade Gifts For The Holidays

The search for that one holiday gift sure to put a smile on everyone’s face this holiday season has officially begun. And while it can be tempting to give in to quick-fix solutions such as gift cards or wrapping up yet another pair of socks, the Peanut Bureau of Canada suggests taking a more personal and thoughtful approach to gift-giving with homemade gifts from the kitchen.

Fire up your grill and savour the flavour

Toronto ON, May 11, 2009 – To kick off barbecue season, the Peanut Bureau of Canada has developed three ‘nutty and saucy’ recipes – Peanut Hoisin Barbecue Sauce, Mango Peanut Salsa and Thai Peanut Marinade – that will make warm-weather menus sizzle with flavour. Plus, the Bureau is offering simple barbecue party planning tips, so outdoor entertaining is a breeze.

Frugal fine foods: Create first-class desserts at economy prices

To help Canadians through the busy holiday season, the Peanut Bureau of Canada has developed three delicious and budget-friendly recipes – Chocolate Peanut Crackle Clusters, Peanut Blast Squares and Peanut Toffee Pie – that will keep family and friends coming back for more.

Fuel up with the right foods to keep focused

People in the habit of buying lunches and snacks at work may be tempted by less nutritious choices that can take a bite out of their wallets. On behalf of the Peanut Bureau of Canada, registered dietitian Sue Mah offers tips and recipes that can help employees eat well and save dollars during the work day.

Incorporating allergies into your food safety practices

Addressing the needs of customers with food allergies is really just part of food safety.

What do the 2010 US Dietary Guidelines mean For peanuts?

Patricia Kearney, Med, RD Program Director at The Peanut Institute, recently commented on what changes to the US Dietary Guidelines mean for peanuts.

Canadians' peanut consumption habits

One thing we know about Canadians, is that they love peanut butter!

Peanuts make southern flavours pop

Adding regional flavours to everyday cooking is a great way to quite literally, spice things up and peanuts and peanut products can be nutritious additions to southern-inspired meals.

Quality USA peanuts and sustainability

Quality USA peanuts are produced in accordance with sound agricultural practices.

Peanuts and weightloss: the story of a Marathon Mom

Heart-healthy fats, protein and carbohydrates were all key nutrients in this runner's diet.

Health & Nutrition Update - Nutrition Research You Can Use: magnesium, type 2 diabetes and peanuts

The role of magnesium (Mg) obtained for everyday food sources like peanut products in helping to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

National Peanut Board launches new website to educate consumers on the nutritional benefits of peanuts

The National Peanut Board (NPB) recently launched skinnyonnuts.com, an online information source to educate consumers on the nutritional benefits of peanuts.

Helping the environment, one PB&J at a time

Can a PB&J sandwich help save the world? According to the PB&J Campaign, consumers can take at-home environmentalism to the next level.

Health & Nutrition Corner: Allergy update

The peanut patch is a patch that is applied to the skin like a Band-Aid. Similar to the nicotine patch, the peanut patch releases trace amounts of protein found in peanuts and exposes patients to minute doses of an doses of an allergen to help them develop a tolerance.

Kick off the new school year with a powerful protein punch

The start of a new school year is a good time for parents to encourage healthy eating habits for children – and themselves. It’s important for parents to model healthy eating, especially when it comes to school lunches and snacks.

Think peanut butter is mostly peanuts? Think again

Peanut butter sure has come a long way from the days when it was simply part of PB&J sandwich. Science continues to show that it provides a multitude of health benefits. But when you're eating your favourite peanut butter, should you have to wonder just what it is that you're eating and whether you're reaping all the benefits? If you live in Canada, you might have to.

Eating more nuts could save thousands of lives and make us healthier and wealthier, say scientists

Making simple changes in what we eat could result in a 50% reduction in the burden on non-communicable diseases and make us far healthier as well as saving considerable sums in healthcare costs, according to American and British editorialists in the British Medical Journal.

Being allergy-aware at school and in restaurants

Allergy awareness in school and restaurant settings is a large part of food preparation. With many hands working in a fast-paced and demanding environment, you can never be too cautious when it comes to foodservice.

Peanuts and Fall/Winter entertaining

It’s hard to believe, but fall is here and winter isn’t too far off. So how do you plan to cope with all the hustle and bustle? One thing you can do is stock up on peanuts to include in your day and have on hand when guests come over for the big game or festive celebrations.

Innovative ingredients: Peanuts for foodservice

There’s almost no limit to the culinary possibilities of peanuts and peanut butter, as new and innovative products made from USA-grown peanuts are extending the possibilities for foodservice professionals.

Snacking, the healthy way

Do you sometimes eat even when you’re not hungry? If you do, you’re like many North Americans whose snacking habits are starting to creep up on them, especially high-calorie and heavily-salted snacks.

Canadian media get a taste of peanuts – and southern charm – on Georgia peanut harvest tour

On September 22 to 24, 2011, the American Peanut Council hosted Canadian editors from magazines such as Canadian Family, Homemakers, Canadian Living, Food in Canada and Western Grocer, along with some of Canada’s leading registered dietitians, on a tour to learn about the southern livelihood of peanut harvesting, shelling and research. There were many highlights of the tour, which featured stops in Fitzgerald, Blakely, Dawson, Americus and Plains, Georgia, home of former U.S. President, Jimmy Carter.

Good foods for better learning: The life-long benefits of eating a high-protein breakfast

Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day. But do you know why it’s key to overall health?

The miracle peanut butter

It’s got a cutesy name — or a dirty one, depending on where your mind is — that serves a very serious purpose. Plumpy’nut is a packet of goo that has become critical in helping groups such as UNICEF Canada treat severely malnourished children. This fall, the United Nations warned that 750,000 people could die in East Africa’s worst drought in 60 years. More than 70,000 have died already, more than half of those children. “It’s a game-changer,” said Paul Molinaro, senior manager at UNICEF supply division in Denmark.

Making peanuts and peanut butter part of your day

Packed with protein, fibre and essential vitamins and minerals, peanuts and peanut butter are part of a healthy diet. They can be a flavourful meat alternative in meals, and as a snack will keep you satisfied and full longer than other foods.

Allergy update: The peanut patch

What’s tasty, nutritious, healthy and comes in a compact and portable form? Why, a peanut, of course.

What's in a nut?

Peanuts and peanut butter deliver what’s best in vitamins and essential minerals. And, the fact their fat content is overwhelmingly of the “good” variety – monounsaturated and polyunsaturated – makes peanuts an ideal part of a healthy diet. In fact, of the fat in peanuts, 85 per cent is the types of fat we need for heart health and cholesterol control. However, all Canadians may not be aware of this important distinction.

Balanced snacking for the fall and holiday season

With the holiday season fast approaching, now is a great time for parents to encourage healthy eating habits for children – and themselves. In a season often dominated by decadent meals and snacks, it’s important for parents to model healthy eating to keep the entire family on track.

What’s your nutrition condition for the holidays?

The holiday season is knocking at your door and it’s time for another feast (and you’re probably thinking “we just finished Thanksgiving!”). Traditional holiday dinners are typically filled with all the fixings: turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a host of other delicious eats. But, have you ever felt sluggish after over-indulging? Many of us do. Eating healthier – and in moderation – and exercising more during the holidays will do wonders for your overall health. Maybe it’s time to take charge and check your own nutrition condition to see if you could be making better food choices and get back on track.