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2013-07-26 13:43:16

The path of the peanut from a snack staple to the object of bans at schools, day care centers and beyond offers important insights into how and why a rare, life-threatening food allergy can prompt far-reaching societal change, according to a Princeton University researcher. Before 1980, peanut allergies were rarely mentioned in medical literature or the media, said Miranda Waggoner, a postdoctoral researcher at the Office of Population Research in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and...

2013-07-22 16:23:37

OWINGS MILLS, Md., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, portion-controlled weight-loss products and programs, announced today the addition of two new Medifast Meal options. The Cookie Dough Chewy Bar and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chewy Bar complement the current 70+ meal choices on the Medifast 5 & 1 Plan®, in which clients eat five Medifast Meals and one Lean & Green(TM) Meal each...

2013-07-01 16:24:13

Planters introduces Bill Hader as the voice of Mr. Peanut through an integrated campaign featuring new Planters NUT-rition(TM) Sustaining Energy Mix NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Planters, America's leading snack nut brand, announces that its beloved icon, Mr. Peanut, has a new voice. Emmy Award nominated actor and former "Saturday Night Live" star, Bill Hader, will lend his distinct voice to the beloved spokespeanut in a new series of digital radio...

2013-06-27 08:28:37

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study in Nutrition Research, "Peanut consumption in adolescents is associated with improved weight status", showed that Mexican-American sixth graders that consumed peanuts at least once per week were less likely to be overweight or obese, had a significantly lower Body Mass Index (zBMI), and had significantly lower total blood cholesterol. In addition, participants who consumed peanuts had significantly higher intakes of...

2013-06-18 08:30:35

ALBANY, Ga., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study, released in the current British Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood sugar throughout most of the day, even after eating a high carbohydrate lunch. In addition to this "Second Meal Effect," peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in the desire to eat for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in the secretion of the hormone PYY that promotes...

2013-06-06 23:30:50

Kathie's Kitchen SuperSeedz recently exhibited at the Winter Fancy Food Show and The Natural Product Expo West in California. North Haven, CT (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Kathie Pelliccio could not have imagined that her pursuit of finding the perfect crunchy and nutritional topping for her salads would set forth a direction in helping her create a thriving million dollar company. Welcome to Kathie´s Kitchen, a maker of specialty Premium Roasted Shelled Pumpkin Seeds that come in eight...

2013-06-06 23:03:27

Taste the snack that is taking America by storm. North Haven, CT (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Kathie´s Kitchen announced today that they will be introducing show attendees to America´s tastiest new healthy snack at this summer´s Fancy Food Show in New York City from June 30 — July 2, 2013. Come meet Kathie Pelliccio; entrepreneur, mother, grandmother and founder of Kathie´s Kitchen and taste what all the excitement is about! Kathie´s Kitchen produces a full line of...

2013-06-03 16:26:54

SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Houston-based food safety law firm of Simon & Luke, with co-counsel Gomez & Iagmin, filed the first lawsuit stemming from a multi-state Hepatitis A outbreak linked to consumption of a frozen berry mix manufactured by Oregon-based Townsend Farms and sold at Costco stores. The lawsuit was filed against Townsend Farms and Costco Corporation in the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California on behalf of 51-year old...

2013-05-21 23:04:39

Fun party food and creative snacks have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Both ideas are quick and easy party food solutions for busy Moms. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 In need of a great mommy solution to a last minute party dilemma? Fun party food ideas and super creative snacks have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Both ideas save time and money and are sure to be crowed favorites. Wanting to be creative and time is running out? How about a doughnut birthday cake. Doughnuts...

2013-05-09 23:37:06

Roasted soybeans provide deliciously healthy alternative to peanuts with and without chocolate. Denmark, WI (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 From school lunch treats to rewards for good behavior or grades, candy coated peanuts have been a favorite since the 1950´s. With over half of Americans snacking two or three times daily, (NPD, August 2012), the growing desire for treats is matched only by the growing interest in treats with nutritional benefit. “It´s easy to see,” notes...