ACHS Speaks at 2016 NANP Conference

ACHS Speaks on Navigating Legislative Regulations, Future of Nutrition Education at 2016 NANP Conference 

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Portland, OR—April 6, 2016American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), an industry-leader in accredited online holistic nutrition education, will speak about the current U.S. legislative climate for holistic health professionals at the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) 11th annual Conference & Expo in Long Beach, California.

ACHS Chief Operating Officer Tracey Abell’s presentation, “Holistic Nutrition Moving Forward: Navigating Regulations for Career Success,” comes at a time when the holistic nutrition and health education fields are growing faster than ever. Up to 16% growth is expected over the next 10 years according to the Bureau of Labor. But the industry continues to face regulatory challenges that create barriers to consumer access and professional career pathways. 

Holistic nutrition experts, educators, and students nationwide will attend the NANP Conference (April 21-24, 2016) to explore challenges facing the nutrition industry and opportunities for industry innovation. Attendees will also explore new research in nutrition and wellness, including holistic nutrition support for menopause and an integrative nutrition approach to autoimmune disease. 

“NANP does a tremendous job bringing professionals together and making their conference about opportunities to collaborate and focus on practical outcomes that nutrition professionals and students can take back to their practices and communities,” says Abell.

“There is a tenuous balance between consumer access to health and wellness professionals and navigating regulatory requirements for career success in the U.S. We must work to expand consumer access to reliable nutrition information: Good nutrition is vital to avoid the U.S. heading down a catastrophic path of chronic nutrition-related diseases like diabetes. ACHS is committed to partnering with professional organizations like NANP to continue to advance the professional holistic nutrition industry through education and practice standards and lobbying as a profession to ensure clear career pathways,” Abell adds. 

ACHS provides institutional scholarships to students and graduates to attend annual professional conferences like the NANP Conference. ACHS 2015 NANP scholarship recipient Kellie Cooney says: “I believe that NANP offers both students and graduates of nutrition programs an alternative way of thinking about nutrition. […] I would highly recommend attending the NANP Conference at least one time in your professional career.”

In addition to speakers and breakout sessions, 2016 NANP attendees can visit more than 35 exhibitors (the ACHS booth is 23/24) and participate in a ship-wide scavenger hunt and a 1930s-themed gala dinner. For more information, visit

For more information about this press release or to schedule an interview with Tracey Abell, email For more information about ACHS’s accredited undergraduate and graduate holistic nutrition programs, contact ACHS Admissions at 800.487.8839 or visit

About ACHS 

American College of Healthcare Sciences has been educating industry leading holistic health professionals since 1978. View our Alumni in Action online at ACHS is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).  DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACHS is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in integrative medicine fields, such as aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. For more information about ACHS’s accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, call 800.487.8839 or visit