Volume XX |  February 26, 2017
Your monthly news & updates
Organic & Natural Health Launches  Omega-3 Nutrient Field Study 

Coming off a successful yearlong consumer education program, “The Power of D,” Organic & Natural Health announced it will continue to run consecutive nutrient campaigns as part of its consumer education initiative with a new nutrient focus each year under the updated campaign name, “The Power of Nutrients” (www.nutrientpower.org).

The 2017 nutrient campaign will focus on omega-3 DHA and EPA and will leverage the expertise of Organic & Natural Health’s Scientific Advisory Board to bring consumer attention to research backing the health benefits of omega-3 and the importance of self-testing, showing consumers how to use the omega-3 index, developed by William S. Harris, PhD, FAHA, to determine adequate levels of DHA and EPA in the bloodstream. 

Organic & Natural Health is partnering with GrassrootsHealth, which will run the omega-3 nutrient field study and testing program being developed in partnership with member organizations Aker Bio Marine and Natural Partners’ NP Script, its online patient dispensary that will enroll practitioners into the program concurrent to Organic & Natural Health’s consumer awareness campaign to encourage individual participation.           

READ MORE in Nutra Ingredients                                                                               - Karen E. Howard
                                                                                                                             CEO/Executive Director

 
Creating standards for Health
Yes, Organic & Natural health supports the organic standard….

We also support and promote regenerative agricultural practices – a more comprehensive perspective that focus on soils, nutrients & fair trade.

The American Grassfed Association standard for beef and dairy is a revolutionary set of values for farmers, animal welfare, nutrition & the environment.

These biodynamic practices further enhance organic standards for achieving further agricultural and nutritional progress.

Quality dietary supplements play an essential component to achieving optimal health status as we journey to restore the nutrient profile of food.  Consumers demand access to clean, responsibly produced supplements, considered by many as ‘superfoods.’ 

Our members are committed to a full compendium of quality standards All of which rely on supply chain integrity.    
How Does Congress Really Feel About Food?

At ONH we monitor agriculture policy every day, with the help of Politico.  Why?  That's where most of the issues around health care are discussed. Case in point, here are some pithy quotes regarding the SNAP program (previously known as food stamps) from a House Agriculture Committee meeting on the topic of restricting the purchase of certain 'foods.'

"Sugary drinks have a clear impact on people's health, but if we eliminated them off the face of the earth, I don't know that obesity rates would be any different."   Committee Chairman Mike Conaway  (R-Texas) 

"Food surveillance violates the basic principles of this great country." — Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) 

"What can we do to incentivize rather than punish?" — Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.)

"If you want to do a pilot program, I'm happy to co-sponsor one at the White House. I'm worried about our president's eating habits." — Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Ma.)

There you have it, bipartisan lack of leadership for health and wellness.  Wonder if  these guys use supplements?
SAVE THE DATE 
2018 Annual Conference
The survey results are in!  70% of our respondents want to return to The Pink Shell Resort & Marina.

Join us January 23-24, 2018 at our 3rd Annual Conference at The Pink Shell, Ft. Myers, FL.


ASSOCIATION LEADERSHIP TEAM

ONH is seeking your expertise.  Please contact the Chairs of the following committees directly:

Advocacy Committee
Chair,  Alan Lewis, Natural Grocers

Communications and Education Committee
Chair, Patrick Sullivan, Jigsaw Health

Research Committee
Chair, Dan Lifton, Quality of Life

Meet the Board of Directors

ONH Member SENPA™ is now looking for quality speakers for SOHO EXPO, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, 2017.  Over 1500 attendees, representing more than 350 retailers, attend this annual event.

Speakers proposals are being sought for "Official Education" programs for retailers, which do not allow for promotion of specific brands or products. There are no more than three programs running simultaneously.  "Vendor Functions" held in the evening all for promotion of your products and brands.  

CLICK HERE to download the Call for Speakers Packet.  Deadline for submission is March 31.


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