Article Guidelines & Requirements for Continuing Education Credits

Are you a great writer?  Would you like the chance to be published in NANP’s e-newsletter, Nourishing Bytes?  We’re looking for well-written, organized articles for possible placement in Nourishing Bytes, distributed to over 14,000 holistic health professionals, students, and enthusiasts.

Please note: Article selection for inclusion in Nourishing Bytes is at the sole discretion of the NANP.

Submission Guidelines & Procedures

All articles must be submitted as a Word document and follow the requirements below:

  • Include your headshot (.jpg or .png file), current CV, and a short biography (150-200 words).
  • Send your submission via email to

Peer Review Process

NANP’s Continuing Education Committee members perform a blind peer review of submissions. The Committee may:

  • accept the article as-is
  • ask you to revise and resubmit
  • reject the article

The author’s identity will be unknown to the reviewers throughout the entire peer-review process, which may take several weeks.  Once completed, you will receive a copy of the reviewer’s notes, any requests for revisions, or the final determination. Acceptance and publication are at the discretion of NANP.


By submitting an article for use in Nourishing Bytes, you certify that the material has not and will not be seen in any other publications before its appearance in Nourishing Bytes.

Article Requirements

Word Count

  • Minimum 1,500 words; not to exceed 5,000
  • Word count does not include references, bibliography, or author biography
  • Introduction/abstract, body with methodology, and outcome/conclusion


  • Evidence-informed (EIP) citations: 8-12 per 1,000 words
  • Citations and supporting research should consist of the following:
    • 80% or more published within 5-8 years
    • 10% or less seminal or historic
    • 10% or less older than eight years
  • Sources should be scholarly and/or original work. Examples: Research literature review; original research such as dietary or nutrient protocol development with clinical documentation; excerpt from larger work such as an unpublished manuscript that provides nutrition practice insights, including business development.
  • Graphs, charts, and diagrams are recommended and should be provided as .png or .jpg. Papers with embedded images are not recommended. All images must have attributes and be the property of the author. 
  • APA-7 format required (See

NANP understands that APA is not used internationally nor is it suitable for all article submissions. Other format styles need to be approved before submission. Additional information on formatting styles can be found at

Article Criteria

NANP welcomes articles that address food, supplements, herbs, athletic performance, and lifestyle recommendations. The topic must be relevant and applicable to the nutrition profession.

  • Human health is the foundation of holistic nutrition practice and should be the basis of the research and any protocol recommendations. The article must be based on the author’s research into science, clinical practice, culinary application, historical archives, or cultural use.
  • Any notation about supplements must be generic and cannot be used as a form of advertisement or sales. All supplement references are subject to review by the CEC Review Board.
  • Before submitting an article for consideration, please ensure it is written within your Scope of Practice.

Continuing Education Credit (CEC) Breakdown

  • 5 CE credits will be awarded on approval of the paper

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Article requirements are subject to change without notice. 

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