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Nut Industry Leaders Drive 2030 Health, Hunger and Nutrition Goals

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Alexandria, Virginia–(business wire)–As legislators and business leaders are determined to close the hunger gap, the Peanut and Nut Processors Association (PTNPA) has announced that the multi-faceted nut industry will be the 2030 target set recently proposed at the White House conference. It focuses on how it aligns with nutrition and food safety goals. Hunger, nutrition, health. PTNPA includes executives and operators of companies that shell, process, salt and/or roast peanuts and tree nuts, and companies that provide equipment and services to the industry for original plant-based protein commodities. will be

Jeanie Shaughnessy, Executive Director and CEO of PTNPA, said: “We are excited to see cross-sector unity in ensuring that all households and consumers meet their nutritional needs.”

Ahead of National Nuts Day on Saturday, October 22nd, the association recognized the nutritious products represented by its members and the advances that are enabling consumers to access safe, shelf-stable, plant-based foods. I’m here. National Nuts Day is held each year to celebrate the power of healthy and delicious ingredients, snacks, nut butters, beverages and other innovative products. In a public PTNPA factsheet, the association highlights why nut products are essential to advancing public health and nutrition goals in the United States and beyond.

  • Nuts are the original minimally processed vegetable protein.

  • Nuts are a nutritious food and a good source of fiber and protein.1

  • According to the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans, peanuts and other nuts are “significant sources of iron, zinc, protein, choline and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids,” all of which contribute to healthy children. Contribute to development.2

  • 64% of children surveyed said they eat more fruits and vegetables with their favorite nut butter dip.3

  • Studies have shown that people at risk of heart attack can reduce their risk by eating a healthy diet that includes nuts.Four

As part of National Nut Day outreach, PTNPA members will connect with Congressional offices by inviting leaders to attend member activities and discuss the critical public health and economic importance of the nut industry. Representing all nut products, along with all state members of the union, this linked graphic provides an illustrated visual showing her five states with the highest number of PTNPA members and other key business demographics. To do.

“All the challenges facing our industry today, including port issues, supply chain challenges, workforce dynamics and heightened regulatory expectations, are making our communities and leaders aware that our industry , Campos Brothers Farms, PTNPA Board Member, said, “PTNPA members are strong advocates for the nut industry, food safety, We will continue to work with and advocate with community and government leaders so they can stay at the forefront of innovation and solutions in , accessibility and nutrition.”

The nut industry’s alignment with the 2030 hunger and nutrition goals is also due to the company’s commitment to developing food safety-conscious businesses. The association’s member companies will meet in Chicago this summer at the industry’s annual technology forum to explore the rapidly advancing technology, collaboration, and agility needed to continuously manage and enhance a safe and stable food supply. We talked candidly about our sexual endeavors. Expert presenters from the Global Food Defense Institute, the Food Fraud Initiative (founded by Michigan State University), the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and other skilled speakers will provide insight and proposed solutions for an increasingly complex industry shared. PTNPA also proudly released the 4th edition of its Handbook for Safe Processing of Nuts.

To learn more about the PTNPA and the nut industry, or to become a PTNPA member, visit


  1. Healthy Dietary Choices for Families. Accessed September 17, 2022.

  2. Dietary guidelines for Americans. House. Dietary guidelines for Americans. Accessed September 17, 2022.

  3. child health. National Peanut Commission. Accessed September 17, 2022.

  4. Mayo Medical Education and Research Foundation. How Do Nuts Help Your Heart?. Accessed September 17, 2022.

About the Peanut and Nut Processors Association

Founded in 1939, the Peanut and Tree Nut Processors Association is made up of leading nut industry companies, representatives and solution providers, from international household brands to fourth generation family owned businesses. This organization exists for and on behalf of its members to advance the nut industry through professional networking, advocacy and education.