Advocacy. Credibility. Community. Growth.

The National Association of Nutrition Professionals is your holistic nutrition professional organization for today …and for tomorrow.


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 & CEUs

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

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...

Colorful Foods for Mental Wellness

By Deanna Minich, PhD, FACN, CNS, IFMCPNutritionist, Author, Researcher, Educator, Artist It’s been said long ago by Hippocrates that “food is medicine." I would add that on many levels “color is medicine,” especially the colors of food. We are learning more about the...

TODAY IS A GREAT DAY: How I’ve turned pain into purpose.

Mindy shares her story of a journey to learn as much about nutrition as she could. Not only was she curious about the nutrient-density of food but also about how her body functioned as a result of what she ate.

Joining the NANP Gives You a Competitive Edge

NANP Leaders share just a few reasons why joining your industry association is so important. Join the NANP today to get an edge in holistic nutrition.

I Nearly Gave Up

Sara Peternell, MNT, BCHN®, Marketing Specialist, NANP shares her story of how the 2020 pandemic year reshaped her private practice and inspired hope in her clients.

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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 CEUs), 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! 

Register Today!

Visit 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!

Going Virtual Again In 2021

We are getting ready for our 2nd successful virtual conference April 8-11, 2021 – promising to make every bit of your online experience incredible! The NANP has put together all the tools to ensure a seamless, engaging and inspiring online conference.
“The NANP managed to pull together a top-quality conference to keep everyone connected.” – Mary Beth G. – 2020 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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