Organic & Natural Health Association hosted its second consumer retail educational program on April 23 in partnership with Syracuse, NY, health food store, Natur-Tyme. More than 1,200 consumers attended and upwards of 65,000 viewed the content via Facebook Live broadcast.
For the 17th year, Natur-Tyme hosted its popular annual spring health fair at the New York state fairgrounds and this year partnered with Organic & Natural Health to secure a keynote speaker lineup including New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Joseph Mercola, as well as internal and integrative medicine specialist, Dr. Dana Cohen; naturopathic and functional medicine doctor, Geo Espinosa, ND; and pharmacist, author and media personality known to consumers nationwide as “The Herbal Pharmacist,” David Foreman, RPh.
Organic & Natural Health’s retail membership program, called “The Power of Nutrients,” is a unique program in the natural products industry and a key component to its mission that allows the organization to directly connect with consumers who are interested in learning how to live a healthy lifestyle. Its first retail event was held on Oct. 1, 2016 in partnership with Lassens Natural Foods & Vitamins, the 45-year-old California-based health food store, and featured keynote speeches from Mercola, clinical pharmacist and board certified clinical nutritionist, James LaValle, RPh, CCN, and executive director of GrassrootsHealth, Carole Baggerly.
“We are committed to the consumer, and getting the latest health information in their hands,” said Karen Howard, CEO and executive director of Organic & Natural Health. “It’s one of the key programs that differentiates us from other trade organizations in the natural products industry.”
Organic & Natural Health’s “The Power of Nutrients” retail membership program aligns with its consumer driven nutrient awareness campaign that will focus this year on the health benefits of omega-3 DHA and EPA. Organic & Natural Health’s Scientific Advisory Board will bring consumer attention to research backing the health benefits of omega-3 and the importance of self-testing, showing consumers how to use the omega-3 index to determine adequate levels of DHA and EPA in the bloodstream.
For more information, call (202) 660-1345 or visit www.organicandnatural.org.