HEALCon 2024

April 25-28, 2024

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

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 Your Clients Really Hunger For

Author Danielle Brooks explore the question: “If you had the chance to be bored in the positive sense, what would you be inspired or compelled to do? What would it say about the essence of who you are? How could positive boredom help your clients?”

Spring: Spend Time Outside, Take in the Beauty of the Natural World

Luen Proft, of Dry Farm Wines, explores the growing hours of daylight where we can spend more time outside taking in the beauty of the natural world. This time can bring about wonderful joys and heightened energy as we take in more sunshine and socialize with friends outdoors.

I knew I needed NANP before I ever enrolled in school.

As Whitney researched for a holistic nutrition school to attend, her search results kept pointing her back to the same place: The National Association of Nutrition Professionals.

It’s Official; the Pandemic Gave a Boost to Holistic Nutrition

This is great news, guys. According to the International Food Information Council’s (IFIC) 2020 Food and Health Survey, as many as 85% of Americans made changes in their food or how they prepare food because of the pandemic. Despite so many of the challenges we faced...

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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NANP Podcast

Episode 73: Upgrade Your Meat – Autumn Smith

Episode 73: Upgrade Your Meat – Autumn Smith

After a 10-year struggle with IBS, Autumn Smith set out to heal herself through nutrition. Today she shares her story and her expertise with everyone. In this podcast, she tackles questions like What are the benefits of meat for health? and Issues with vegan diets.To...

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Sponsorships: How We Roll

Sponsorships: How We Roll

On October 24, 2022, U.S. Right to Know (USRTK) published the fact sheet “Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Corporate capture of the nutrition profession.” If you haven’t read it, I strongly urge you to do so to gain a deeper understanding of what’s at stake for our...

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By Amir H. Shaani, PhD, MS, MWS, ROHP, NANP Professional Member What is GMO? A genetically modified organism is a plant, animal, microorganism, or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified or altered in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic...

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