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Industry thought leaders met in New Mexico in May 2017 to discuss the next steps in genetic engineering of dietary ingredients, the new role of the healthy product retailer and what to expect from U.S. politics at the 9th annual member retreat for the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA). In this podcast, Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, highlights the most compelling points of the retreat with Rachel Adams, managing editor, INSIDER.
Industry thought leaders met in New Mexico in May 2017 to discuss the next steps in genetic engineering of dietary ingredients, the new role of the healthy product retailer and what to expect from U.S. politics at the 9th annual member retreat for the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA). In this podcast, Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, highlights the most compelling points of the retreat with Rachel Adams, managing editor, INSIDER. They also cover:
Personalized nutrition and the role supplement brands play to empower consumers to take control of their health.
The expected timeline for the finalization of new dietary ingredient (NDI) notification guidance.
The pain points of naturopaths and medical doctors who try to implement functional medicine, and how supplement brands can help them while also generating revenue.
This podcast mentions presentations from:
Aaron Bartz, president, Ortho Molecular Products
Jim Emme, CEO, NOW Health Group
Brian Frisby, general manager, KGK Compliance Advisors
Loren Israelsen, president, UNPA
Larisa Pavlick, vice president of global and regulatory compliance, UNPA
Rick Polito, editor in chief, Nutrition Business Journal
Peter Reinecke, principal, Reinecke Strategic Solutions
Jim Thomas, program director, ETC Group
VP of Content, Informa
• Well-known subject matter expert within the health & nutrition industry with more than 15 years’ experience reporting on natural products.
• She cares a lot about how healthy products are made, where their ingredients are sourced and how they affect human health.
• She knows that it’s the people behind the businesses — their motivations, feelings and emotions — drive industry growth, so that’s where she looks for content opportunities.
Sandy Almendarez is VP of Content for SupplySide and an award-winning journalist. She oversees the editorial and content marketing teams for the B2B media brands Natural Products Insider and Food and Beverage Insider, the education programming for the health and nutrition trade shows SupplySide East and SupplySide West, and community engagement across the SupplySide portfolio. She is a seasoned content strategist with a passion for health, good nutrition, sustainability and inclusion. With over 15 years of experience in the health and nutrition industry, Sandy brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as a content-focused business leader. With specialization in topics ranging from product development to content engagement, creative marketing and c-suite decision making, her work is known for its engaging style and its relevance for business leaders in the health and nutrition industry.
In her free time, Sandy loves running, drinking hot tea and watching her two kids grow up. She brews her own “Sandbucha” homemade kombucha; she’s happy to share if you’re ever in Phoenix!
Arizona State University
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