Happy National Peanut Butter Lover's Day!

Cartoon of a jar of peanut butter

Did you know that March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover's Day? Here are some fun facts about peanut butter:

It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

Americans spend almost $1.85 billion a year on peanut butter!

U.S. exports of peanut butter to Mexico amounted to 1,889 metric tons in 2016/2017.

The world’s largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich, made in Grand Saline, T.X., weighed 1,342 pounds.

Are you a peanut butter lover? What's your preferred ratio of peanut butter to jelly on your sandwich? Are you a 50% peanut butter to 50% jelly? Or are you more of a 75% peanut butter to 25% jelly person? Use math to find the right combination!

Celebrate National Peanut Butter Lover's Day with your kids by coming up with new ways to enjoy peanut butter and trying new recipes. Hint: Recipes involve math!

Or play this STEM game that teaches students where peanut butter comes from, courtesy of the American Farm Bureau. http://myamericanfarm.org/classroom/games/?gid=peanut


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