Non-Endorsement Policy

As a nonprofit educational organization, The American Nutrition Association (ANA) does not endorse any of the following:

  • Specific medical or health-related ingestible products by brand name (e.g., brand name or trademarked drugs, medical foods, vitamins, supplements, or botanical medicines).
  • Specific providers of healthcare products or services by name (e.g., laboratories or producers or distributors of medical products or healthcare equipment).
  • Individual practitioners, regardless of credentials or discipline. Practitioners in our Find a Practitioner Directory may be made known to members of the public, but such information shall not be considered an endorsement.

The ANA may provide statements of support for activities in which it participates, such as sponsoring or co-sponsoring educational activities or projects, healthcare planning activities, research activities, publications, and other such activities that come within the scope of its nonprofit mission and goals. Statements of support may also be provided for non-collaborative projects that are of significant public benefit. Such statements of support will be supplied only where the ANA has both adequately researched the collaborative activity and retains the right to withdraw support in the case that the activity violates agreed-upon boundaries or fails to reach acceptable standards of effectiveness and/or integrity.