September 6th, 2017


NANP Member Helps First Responders!

Fire captain’s weight loss journey inspires firefighter wellness program.

 Robert Avsec

While researching firefighter health and wellness software, my internet searches turned up few results with these keywords, though I did come across a few that specifically addressed firefighter fitness.

So, I changed the focus of my search to health and wellness programs in the private sector and corporate world. This new research path led me to Darryl Gordon and Alex Dorne at MediKeeper, a company that designs health and wellness program portals for organizations in both the public and private sectors. These two gentlemen subsequently put me in touch with Jeff Rhein and a team that has used MediKeeper’s portal technology to design a health and wellness program that’s tailored to meet the unique needs of fire departments.

A firefighter’s health and wellness epiphany

Jeff Rhein is a captain on a metro fire department just north of Minneapolis and a regional vice president for Pierce Manufacturing. About six years ago, Rhein’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer and he ultimately died from the disease.

After his father’s death, Rhein consulted with his own doctor, who recommended that Rhein lose weight as it was the ultimate measure to prevent the same disease that took his dad prematurely.

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Be sure to read next month’s Nourishing Bytes member spotlight interview with Marlaine Maahs.

NANP Conference Travel and Hotel Plans

A world class aquarium, delicious seafood and wine, amazing beaches, and plenty of outdoor space to hike and explore makes Monterey an ideal travel destination year-round. It’s no wonder that Monterey welcomes several million visitors every year.

Just be aware that a lot of other travelers are on to this little secret by now, in fact the Sea Otter Classic is a bicycling and outdoor sports festival and exposition held each spring in Monterey, California. The four-day event is considered the world's largest cycling festival, and will be taking place at the same time as NANP conference making this an even better opportunity to extend your stay!

To help you get in on the action we,ve negotiated a GREAT hotel rate for up to 3 days prior to and 3 days after the conference. (based on availability).

Book Your Room TODAY!

  • Click Here to book your room online 
  • ​Call 877-901-6632 to book your room.  Make sure to reference the NANP Conference for the conference rate. 

Limited rooms available on a first-come, first-served basis. Rooms must be booked on or before MondayMarch 26, 2018 to receive the NANP group rate.


Using Live Video to Skyrocket Social Media Engagement, Position You as an Expert, and Build Your Business


Kerry Shearer


Join us for a webinar on Thursday Sep 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM PDT.


Making authentic connections online is the best way to grow a crop of raving fans, and nothing does it better than live video. 

In this webinar, Kerry Shearer, "The Livestream Expert," will teach you how live video, using platforms such as Facebook Live or Periscope, can build the "know, like and trust" factor to help you connect with potential customers and clients. 

Click here to register


 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


View System Requirements

Speaker & Pre-Conference
Deadline September 15th.

The NANP wants to present the best, most intereting and salient conferene program possible.


Click here to view Speaker Proposal

Click here to view Pre-Conference Application

NANP Member Discussion Forum

This week we are talking about:

Gallbladder removal

Cancer and Cachexia

Kidney Stones

Click here to join the conversation.