Press Release December 2, 2020

American Nutrition Association Launches Gold-Standard Nutritional Genomics Training & Certification Program

CHICAGO (December 2, 2020) - The American Nutrition Association® (ANA)® has launched the Nutritional Genomics Training & Certification program, the gold-standard training in nutritional genomics. Approved for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits, it equips nutrition and other healthcare professionals with knowledge and skills to apply nutritional genomics in practice and personalize interventions to address a broad range of chronic health issues.

"Personalized nutrition is now front and center; it's not just a passing fad,” said Ahmed El-Sohemy, PhD, ANA faculty and Scientific Advisory Council member; University of Toronto, Professor, Nutrition Sciences. “It's important for nutrition professionals to become aware of the advances and understand the benefits of nutritional genomics. ANA’s training program takes a big step in accomplishing this."

Clinicians will delve into basic concepts of genomic science, types of genetic variants and clinical consequences. They will be able to identify clinically relevant genetic variations and integrate them into a comprehensive, personalized nutrition assessment and then deeply personalize their recommendations.

Practitioners who complete the program and pass the exam earn the gold-standard Certified Nutritional Genomics Specialist (CNGS) credential.

“At ANA, we believe that nutrition belongs at the core of health care—and that personalized nutrition most powerfully taps our health potential,” said ANA CEO Michael Stroka. “Our Nutritional Genomics Training & Certification program trains nutrition practitioners in the complex interactions between food and the genome to support targeted personalized nutrition interventions and optimal health.”

The ANA expresses profound thanks to Thorne and Onegevity for their generous educational grant which has made this program possible.

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