ANA Code of Conduct
The American Nutrition Association (ANA) is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all Summit participants and staff regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, physical appearance, body size, or family status.
The ANA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment. All participants, including but not limited to attendees, staff, media, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, and service providers are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct and behave with common courtesy and civility; conduct themselves in a businesslike, ethical, and appropriate manner; and avoid engaging in or facilitating any discriminatory or harassing behavior.
This Code of Conduct policy applies to all events related to the ANA Personalized Nutrition 2022 Summit, including social gatherings, virtual meeting spaces, and events held in conjunction with the ANA Summit if sponsored by organizations other than the ANA.
- Treat others with respect and consideration. This is an inclusive space where diversity is welcome in all forms.
- Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
- Communicate openly and thoughtfully with others and be considerate of the multitude of views and opinions that are different than your own.
- Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert ANA staff if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct.
- Wear your Summit badge at all times.
Examples of encouraged behavior that contributes to a positive environment include:
- Using welcoming and inclusive language
- Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
- Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
- Focusing on what is best for everyone at the event
- Showing empathy towards other participants
- Engaging in constructive dialogue
- Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form is not tolerated.
- Physical or verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, conference organizer, service provider or other meeting guest.
- Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, inappropriate comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, or service provider.
- Disruption of presentations during Summit sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by the ANA.
Consequences of Unacceptable
Behavior Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior by an ANA staff member is expected to comply immediately. The ANA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior. The ANA reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future ANA events, virtually or in person. Egregious violations will result in more severe sanctions, including the possibility of reporting to local law enforcement.
Reporting Unacceptable Behavior
If you believe you’ve experienced or observed a violation of this Code of Conduct, please contact the ANA immediately by visiting the ANA registration table or via email at Education@theANA.org. In the event of an emergency, please contact local authorities immediately.
The ANA will enforce this code throughout the Summit. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. Thank you for helping to make the Summit a welcoming, friendly space for all.