Food allergies are a big deal and everyone wants to know what we can do to prevent them. Some recent research has suggested that early and frequent exposure to peanuts could reduce a child's risk for developing a peanut allergy and we now have formal guidelines to go along with it! The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released new guidelines for introducing peanuts to kids based on a child's risk. Overall, these guidelines recommend early introduction, rather than delaying introduction of peanuts.
New peanut introduction guidelines from NIAID