Natural Products Day to Raise Awareness in Washington

The Natural Products Association will host its 17th annual Natural Products Day on April 8 in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of Congress and raise awareness for the natural products industry.

WASHINGTONMembers of Congress will speak and be honored during Natural Products Day 2014 hosted by the Natural Products Association (NPA), a nonprofit trade organization representing the natural products industry. The 17th annual advocacy day for natural products, held April 8 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., provides all NPA members and industry stakeholders with the opportunity to meet with members of Congress.

The natural products industry is growing quickly, with more Americans supporting their health with vitamins, supplements and other products," said NPA CEO and executive director John Shaw. Now is more important than ever that we use our collective voice to fight for our industry, our businesses and our consumers. Natural Products Day is a must-attend event for industry leaders to meet with lawmakers and ensure our issues are being brought to the forefront of legislative agendas."

Participants of the event will visit Capitol Hill offices to meet with senators, representatives and their staff to discuss legislation and regulatory activity affecting the natural products industry. The event begins on April 7 with an NPA PAC reception. On April 8, events include a Lobbying 101 breakfast seminar, with a congressional guest speaker, afternoon Capitol Hill meetings and a Congressional Champions Reception, thanking senators and representatives who support initiatives important to the natural products industry.

The goal of Natural Products Day is to help maintain and increase support on Capitol Hill by informing members of Congress about legislation and regulations affecting the natural products industry. Retailers, suppliers and supporters will meet with congressional offices on a variety of 2014 issues, including the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act, the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act, the Dietary Supplement Caucus and efforts surrounding the definition of natural. There is no registration cost to attendees, and all meetings are prearranged by NPA. For more information about Natural Products Day 2014, visit NPAinfo.org/NPD14.

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