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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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