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Preventing Food Allergies in Children: Introduce Early and Often

It can be scary to introduce new foods, especially ones that for so long have been on the list of things not to introduce early. But continued research and guidance from the medical community reinforce the benefits of early introduction of foods to infants - especially peanut! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released updated guidance on the prevention of food allergies, with a continued strong focus on the early introduction of peanuts. "There is no reason to delay giving your baby foods that are thought of as allergens like peanut products, eggs or fish," Dr. Scott Sicherer, a co-author of the report, said in a statement. "These foods can be added to the diet early, just like foods that are...

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We’re Heading to Expo West!

Natural Products Expo West is NEXT WEEK! We are thrilled to be sampling our products at our own booth this year. If you’re heading to Anaheim, be sure to bookmark our booth number (BOOTH H607 in the Hilton). We will also be sampling a new flavor so don’t miss out - we have limited samples available. If you’re a buyer and would like to check out our Sell Sheets in advance of the show, see below: Puffworks Organic Peanut Butter Puffs - 3.5 oz Puffworks Organic Peanut Butter Puffs - Single-Serve Puffworks baby Organic Peanut Butter Puffs We hope to see you there!

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Introducing Peanut Foods to Infants? Keep it Simple

  Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD Introducing solid foods to infants can be an exciting and fun time in the lives of new parents. Babies make the best faces when they try a new food! It can also be a time of anxiety for many parents, particularly when they consider the potential for food allergy reactions. According to consumer research conducted on behalf of the National Peanut Board, many new parents are unaware of recent guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) that recommend introducing peanut foods as early as 4-6 months, depending on risk, to prevent peanut allergies. But because early introduction is a powerful tool to help reduce risk (reducing risk of peanut...

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Snack to School with Puffworks!

Teacher Spotlight: Ashley Garza @TwentiesGirlStyle Ashley Garza (@TwentiesGirlStyle) is a fashion and lifestyle blogger, as well as a first grade teacher! She knows first-hand about the importance of healthy snacking for her and her students.  "As a teacher and blogger, I know the moment I get out of bed in the morning, I am in for a busy day! During the work week, I am constantly on the go, and I can’t forget to have a snack or two on hand for a mid-meal pick me up. Puffworks Peanut Butter Puffs are one of my go to snack options. This healthier option is a treat I feel good about indulging on during a busy day. I appreciate that Puffworks snacks are...

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That’s Nuts! Three Common Questions About Organic Farming, Answered

As many of our customers know, what goes into our peanut butter puffs matters to us—which is one reason we decided to create an all organic product. More people are becoming better aware of the reasons why organic is preferable; but, while there is so much buzz around organic food, many people may still have questions. Puffworks is here to answer a few things you may be wondering about organic farming.  1. Is organic healthier? In short, yes, organic tends to be much better for your health than conventional. But, organic is not necessarily more “nutritious” than conventional; the nutritional values are roughly the same. The reason organic is better for you is because of the “reduced toxicity” from the...

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