A new report presented at the 15th Annual Worlds of Healthy Flavors (WOHF) event shows how peanuts can be an important component of a healthy diet. Walter Willett, a Harvard professor of nutrition and epidemiology, demonstrated through the EAT-Lancet Report that peanuts can be an important component of a healthy diet.

Willett’s presentation was sponsored by the National Peanut Board (NPB), pointed to the scientific consensus that half of a plate of a healthy diet consists of fruits, vegetables and nuts, including peanuts. Whole grains, plant proteins, unsaturated fat oils, modest amounts of animal products, some added sugars and starchy vegetables should make up the second half of the plate.

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) launched the annual WOHF leadership retreat in 2004. It is a place for 30-40 hand selected chefs with excellent performance to learn more about offering healthy food choices to their guests. This year’s discussion of a global report on food, planet and health was not only educational for attendees, but was also advantageous for the peanut industry through including peanuts as a target food item for a healthy diet.

Visit here to learn more about the Worlds of Healthy Flavors event initiated by CIA.