September 20th, 2017


Note from our Executive Director: Nicole Hodson

Our weekly NANP Team Meeting was super-charged today in anticipation of next week’s annual Team Building Excursion. For the past three years, the NANP Team has gathered in one place for a couple of days to strategize about the best ways to support and serve our members and our industry. Since our Team is spread around the country (literally from Nashville to Sacramento!), these meetings are a wonderful way to work on big picture projects and to bond as a cohesive group.

Let’s face it, there’s nothing quite like being in the same place together.

Team building experiences are important in getting everyone on the same page, building trust and effective communication, promoting creativity and getting people motivated. But these benefits aren’t isolated to just team building experiences. Many other types of in-person interactions offer the same advantages – even large group events like the NANP conference can yield comparable results.

But these events only take place annually. What about the rest of the year? Our team uses Skype for Business, email and weekly Team Meetings to stay connected. But how do you, our individual members, working in home offices, small group practices, or health food/supplement stores stay connected with one another throughout the year?

This is a question we at NANP have been working on for years. How can we provide a way for you to get that sense of community all year long? How can we provide a space for the free exchange of ideas, questions about tough cases, the best foods/supplements for specific situations, or anything else you want to talk about? Well, we think we finally found the answer!

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Spotlight Member Interview: Malaine Maahs


Tell Us about yourself: at the personal level?
I am a wife and mother of 4 teenagers and an energetic puppy. I love to cook and entertain family and friends. I also enjoy travel, working out, yoga, running, and spending time outdoors.

What led you to the health and wellness industry?
I grew up in the medical industry.  My father was a physician and I was premed in college. I started my career in pharmaceutical sales and was lucky enough to stay home for 13 years to raise my children. During this time, I realize how much I love food, nutrition and their connection to wellness. I perused my nutrition education initially for my family’s benefit, but then my business blossomed.

Today, what does your practice entail?

I see individual clients for nutrition consultations, I speak at local schools about nutrition, and develop the nutrition program for Healthy Hero Wellness™.

What inspires you?
I want to help as many people as possible learn the connection between health and eating whole foods.

Where do you see yourself professionally in 5 or 10 years?
In 5 years I hope to have all firefighters in the USA and beyond benefiting from our wellness program.

How did you find your “niche?”
My passion for wellness and my friends in the fire department brought me to start Healthy Hero Wellness™.

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Foundations of Narrative Health Coaching

$100 discount before October 1
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October 28th - November 16th

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Exhibit & Sponsor Opportunities

Join us as an exhibitor and/or sponsor at NANP’s 2018 Annual Conference & Expo 

You will meet a highly educated, sophisticated, and targeted audience of health professionals who are excited to learn about your company and its products and services. 

Our conference is a springboard for careerlong professional (and personal) relationships.

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 Schools & Programs Approved by NANP

NANP takes pride in our rigorous review of holistic nutrition and natural chef educational programs.

Only schools whose programs meet our high academic standards are recommended below.

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