LOS ANGELES — In a major endorsement of its mission to advocate for healthy fats as an essential part of a balanced diet, the Healthy Fats Coalition (HFC – http://www.healthyfatscoalition.org/) today announced that the Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA) has joined the growing roster of individuals and organizations supporting the Coalition.
The HFC is a new educational initiative that reflects the marked change in how Americans think about the health benefits of healthy, minimally-processed animal fats. Its mission is simple: affirm that animal fats deserve a central place in the American diet and in the popular imagination.
The Nutritional Therapy Association believes that eating real food and respecting bio-individuality are the foundations of health. Their programs empower individuals to launch new careers and heal the world. Since 1997, the Nutritional Therapy Association has been the transformative educator of Nutritional Therapy, reconnecting people to healing foods and vibrant health. For the past 20 years, the organization has trained more than 3,000 Nutritional Therapy Practitioners™ (NTPs) and Nutritional Therapy Consultants™ (NTCs), who are now commonplace in holistic and allopathic medical practices. NTPs and NTCs are a respected source of nutritional information and sought after as practitioners, chefs, personal trainers, authors, and advisors.
The NTA is a champion of sustainable local and organic food production, ancestral wisdom, and the environment. The association’s dedicated focus: to empower individuals, families, communities, and the world to reclaim health through proper nutrition. The Nutritional Therapy Association was incorporated as a vocational nutrition school with the primary goal of training health care practitioners in the practice of Nutritional Therapy. Today, the NTA has trained thousands of NTPs and NTCs from all 50 states, several Canadian provinces, as well as Australia, Asia and Europe. In 2012, the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP) included the NTA’s NTP and NTC programs in its Approved and Recommended Holistic Nutrition Education Programs. The NTA is also a Cornerstone Member of the American Nutrition Association.
“The Healthy Fats Coalition’s mission dovetails perfectly with ours,” said Rosemary Fotheringham, NTA Alumni and Affiliate Community Manager. “The NTA offers a clear alternative to the grain-based, low fat nightmare that is the official diet of modern America. Our growth is driven by an ever-expanding base of students, creating an engaged community of lifelong enthusiastic learners, energized by the knowledge of how to take control of their health. We connect them to a community and a world of likeminded practitioners. We are delighted to add our collective voice to the HFC, which is fostering an enlightened and necessary conversation about the food we eat.”
Coast Packing Company, the leading supplier of animal fat shortenings in the Western U.S., took the lead in organizing the HFC. The Coalition’s founding supporters include the Weston A. Price Foundation, a nonprofit, tax-exempt nutrition education initiative and nearly two dozen other individuals, companies and organizations that share its goals. The NTA was founded on the beliefs and teachings of such nutritional pioneers as Price and Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, considered two of the greatest scientific minds to research nutrition, food supplies and their effects on modern society.
“The importance of the NTA’s support for the Healthy Fats Coalition cannot be overstated,” said Ernest Miller, Coast Packing’s Corporate Chef. “The NTA’s reach is vast and its achievements in nutrition education are profound. On the role of minimally processed animal fats in the kitchen, at restaurants and at home, the HFC and the NTA are of one mind. We all recognize that the entire discussion around food, nutrition, healthy eating and balanced diets is confusing at best — at times, the zigs and zags over what to eat and not eat can seem overwhelming – which is why education is so crucial.”
The HFC is neither a trade organization nor in the business of promoting individual products or brands. Although commercial interests are welcome to participate in the campaign, the HFC is not itself a commercial organization. Support of the HFC involves no cost or obligation among participants. The Healthy Fats Coalition asks only that supporters post the HFC badge on their websites and various social media channels, and add their voices and ideas to the ongoing conversation.
About the Nutritional Therapy Association
The Nutritional Therapy Association is dedicated to empowering individuals, cultivating a tribe, and healing the world by providing nutrition education and certification programs that emphasize the importance of a properly prepared, nutrient dense, whole foods diet. We believe that eating real food and respecting bioindividuality are the foundations of health. Our online courses empower individuals to launch meaningful new careers while healing themselves, their loved ones, and becoming part of a movement that is healing the world. Visit our site to learn more about our course offerings and stop by our blog for a wealth of informative articles, recipes, and other resources.
About the Healthy Fats Coalition
The Healthy Fats Coalition (http://www.healthyfatscoalition.org) is a new educational initiative comprised of those who understand that healthy fats are an essential part of the American diet. The HFC’s mission to create an enlightened conversation about the food we eat, though news and editorial commentary, social media conversations, opinion surveys and more. For more information, please email info(at)healthyfatscoalition(dot)org.