Volume XXVIII | July, 2018
Your monthly news & updates
Karen Howard (O&N) and Carole Baggerly (GrassrootsHealth) accept the 2018 Business Achievement Award for Education.

Did you hear? GrassrootsHealth and O&N won the NBJ award for Education. We've had over 250 million media impressions since we started our Nutrient Power Campaign and we now include omega 3 with vitamin D research, with more nutrients to come. Here is what is truly award winning though...demonstrating the power of nutrient field trials to document health status based on individual nutrient levels not nutrient dosage. Changing standards of care and documenting health claims is where we are headed. That's something everyone needs to be passionate about!

We're meeting with FDA soon to discuss our vitamin D health claim petition. Stay turned for more information and a call to action!

As Carole says, ONWARD!!
O&N Submits Comments to FDA:

Politics does indeed make interesting bedfellows.

O&N submitted comments articulating its position that the proposed regulation is seriously flawed, doing enormous disservice to consumers.

We strongly suggested the proposed standard be rewritten to eliminate the use of bioengineered, and offered additional comments on promulgation of the proposed regulation and its inability to serve the public’s interests in the following areas:

  • Inclusionary definition of GM/genetically engineered food and ingredients;
  • Terminology and proposed program logos;
  • Universal consumer accessibility to available information, and
  • Insufficient Agency guidance and the need for additional comment.

Organizations that concur with much of our position include AHPA, Hershey and Unilever. Those favorably disposed to the proposed regulation include CRN, CHPA and NPA.

The differential in positions is striking. Association Members will receive additional analysis on submissions in a separate email.


Karen E. Howard
Executive Director/CEO

In the News

Karen Howard, Whole Foods Magazine

Look at which O&N Members and Scientific Advisors presented at The NBJ Summit.

Dr. Michael Murray, SAC
Jim LaValle, SAC
Heather Granato, Informa
Stuart Tomc, CV Sciences


O&N Annual Conference
January 22-23, 2019
Ft. Myers, FL
Keynote Speaker
Naomi Whittle
Wellness Explorer, CEO and Author

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