Experts say if you want to avert a lifelong peanut allergy, feed your baby peanut foods.  That's the takeaway from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Officials also say peanut allergies can be curbed by introducing children to foods that contain the legume as young as early infancy.

According to USA Today, the new rules follow scientific research that showed introducing foods with peanuts during infancy can prevent allergies.

The decision to rework the guidelines came after a trial of more than 600 infants found that regular peanut consumption until age 5 reduced the likelihood of an allergy by 81 percent.  Here's more from