HEALCon 2025

May 1-4, 2025

Join us in Sunny San Diego, CA

The event of choice for Holistic Nutrition Professionals and Students!

  • Nationally acclaimed speakers
  • Amazing organic & sustainably grown foods
  • And networking opportunities draw holistic practitioners from around the globe


Joining the NANP provides you with a competitive advantage. Here you can become an active, informed leader of the holistic nutrition community.


Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® demonstrates our unity as an industry and opens the door to assert ourselves as a viable part of the healthcare delivery system, proving that we undergo the same rigors as other health professionals.

Schools & CECs

NANP takes pride in the holistic nutrition and natural chef schools and continuing education programs whose curriculum meet our high academic standards.

Building Strong Partnerships for a Holistic Future

New Federal Reporting Information

The New Federal Reporting Requirement for Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) became effective on January 1, 2024. Many companies in the United States must report information about their beneficial owners - the individuals who own or control the company....

The Ultimate Kickstarter Program for Holistic Nutrition Professionals

Ready to get your holistic nutrition career off the ground? You’ve come to the right place. The Career Preparedness Program (CPP) was designed with YOU in mind. Full of useful tips and resources, this program will help you steer clear of expensive mistakes to set...

Ethics, A Refresher Course

When joining our association, members of the NANP are required to review, sign, and adhere to the NANP Code of Ethics. The intent is to support and guide our members individually and collectively in maintaining the highest ethical conduct. They are standards used to...

To Niche or Not To Niche…

Insights by Kirstin Nussgruber, CNC, EMB, BCHN® Acting President: NANP A question I am constantly asked is how to best differentiate yourself from every other nutrition professional out there. Is finding a niche the answer? To Niche or Not to Niche I think yes! A...

Eat By the Sun: How Circadian Rhythm Can Help You Optimize Your Diet

By: JJ Virgin, CNS, BCHN®, EP-C When it comes to fat loss and better health, timing is everything. Our overall health and longevity are impacted just as much by when we eat as what we eat. That premise underlies The Circadian Code (Panda, 2020). In this groundbreaking...

Success Story: Jennifer Brooks, BCHN®, CDSP™

Congratulations to Professional member, and GOLO Co-Founder and President, Jennifer Brooks, BCHN®, CDSP™, who has been named Top 25 Women Leaders in Consumer HealthTech of 2022 by The Healthcare Technology Report! We recently had the chance for a...

A Microbiome is Born: Unique Tools for Baby and Mom

When I became pregnant 13 years ago for the first time, I never would have imagined delivering by cesarean section. I had recently finished a hypnobirthing class and would have gladly birthed at home if my husband was on board.

Supporting the Body Through a Respiratory Virus – A Holistic Nutrition Perspective

As holistic nutrition professionals, we work day-to-day with our clients offering nutritional support when they contract a respiratory virus.  NANP Professional Member, Mary Beth Gudewicz, was recently faced with her own respiratory illness and utilized the following treatments to help her move through the life of the virus.

What does it mean to pursue your passion?

It likely starts with risk. For me, it started in January 2020 when I admitted to myself how miserable I was at my lucrative, corporate day job that involved carpet fibers - anything but holistic nutrition. I had reached a point in life where I could no longer keep...

The Benefits of Regenerative Ranching

Chloe Parker explains how well-managed cattle (and the practice of regenerative ranching) are our best chance at improving soil health and sequestering carbon. Nutritionally-speaking, red meat is also a superfood, rich in high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals.

What is Holistic Nutrition?

Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®

Board Certification is Important to the Sustainability of Our Industry.
A common credential, such as Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® demonstrates our unity as an industry and opens the door to assert ourselves as a viable part of the healthcare delivery system, proving that we undergo the same rigors as other health professionals. Those rigors include: getting a standardized education, passing a national board exam, staying on top of what’s current in our industry (obtaining CECs), and going through the credentialing process.
Board certification indicates that you meet the educational and ethical standards required by a professional credentialing body.
For your clients, insurance companies, the medical community, and other complementary practitioners, board certification proves that you are aware of and conduct your business within your legal scope of service and standards of professional conduct.
Showcase your educational and professional qualifications (and show off your hard work, time, passion and commitment to the holistic health industry!).
There is nothing more personally gratifying than knowing you have achieved the highest credential offered in your field! You should feel proud and excited to share this with everyone you meet.
Doors open when you share that you are board certified. Doctors, wellness companies, state/federal agencies, schools, corporations and more are taking note of this important designation.

HEALCon: The #1 Conference for Holistic Nutrition Professionals

HEALCon: the NANP’s Annual Conference & Expo provides comprehensive educational programming and networking opportunities for nutrition professionals from across the country and around the world. There’s nothing else like it! 

Visit HEALCon.org to learn more about the NANP Conference & Expo. Find out about speakers, exhibitors, award and scholarship information, complete your attendee registration, and more.
We can’t wait to “see” you there!

“This conference is so incredibly inspiring. Being exposed to the most current information and a group of varied, progressive practitioners keeps me on top of my game, personally and professionally. I feel privileged and proud to be a part of this group. And I share the insights I gain every year with so many people. If you want to feel inspired and motivated to pursue optimal health, the NANP conference is the ticket!”  Kerry W. – 2023 HEALCon Attendee

What Members Are Saying

“Not only does NANP support us as Nutrition Professionals as a whole, but the community and resources that we can use in our day to day business are all there for us in one place.”

~ NANP member

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