I look forward to working with lawmakers in the future and continuing to elevate the role of all-natural products as a vital tool in efforts to end the healthcare crisis in America. -- Dr. Keith Kantor, Service Foods CEO
Norcross, GA (PRWEB) April 14, 2011
Dr. Keith Kantor, CEO of Service Foods and Vice President of the All-Natural Food Council of North America (ANFCNA), traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to meet with members of Congress and their staffs to promote greater consumer access to and awareness of all-natural products as part of the 14th Annual Natural Products Day.
Kantor, along with a number of fellow members of the Natural Products Association (NPA), also educated lawmakers on the extensive regulatory structure governing dietary supplements. On the legislative front, Kantor and the other attendees asked Congress to support the Tax Equity for Dietary Supplements, which would allow Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars to be used for supplements and meal replacements that are permitted to make health claims.
During the meetings, Kantor provided additional information on the mission of the ANFCNA, which is the the 48-year-old governing body of the entire all-natural, shop-at-home food industry. Together, Service Foods, a leading provider of all-natural foods for home delivery, the ANFCNA and its other member companies are working to promote all-natural foods and healthy living as an effective way to drastically lower healthcare costs in the United States.
Kantor explained to lawmakers, including Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Senator Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), that countless studies have proven that eating nutritious, all-natural and leading a healthy lifestyle reduces the risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. These diseases are causing a major strain on our healthcare system as a whole, and encouraging our population to consume all-natural foods and live a healthy lifestyle would have an enormously positive impact on healthcare costs in our country.
“We’re very glad Keith had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to educate our lawmakers on the valuable health benefits of all-natural products,” said ANFCNA President Tom Williams. “The ANFCNA is also pleased Keith spoke to legislators on the importance of labeling standards for all-natural products. Unfortunately, many products that claim to be all-natural actually contain chemical additives. Labeling standards need to be improved because people deserve to get 100 percent natural products.”
Williams and Kantor are both members of the NPA committee that is working to establish and uphold stricter label specifications and product criteria for all-natural meats and poultry across the industry.
“I was very honored to represent Service Foods, the ANFCNA and the NPA in Washington, D. C. The meetings went extremely well, and the legislators we spoke with were very receptive to the information we presented,” said Service Foods CEO Dr. Keith Kantor. “I look forward to working with lawmakers in the future and continuing to elevate the role of all-natural products as a vital tool in efforts to end the healthcare crisis in America.”
About the Natural Products Association
Founded in 1936, the Natural Products Association (NPA) is the nation’s largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. The NPA represents more than 1,900 members accounting for more than 10,000 retail, manufacturing, wholesale and distribution locations of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements and health/beauty aids. For additional information, visit http://www.npainfo.org.
About the All-Natural Food Council of North America
Headquartered in Shawnee, Kansas, the All-Natural Food Council of North America (ANFCNA) is the 48-year-old governing body of the entire all-natural, shop-at-home food industry. The ANFCNA works to promote all-natural products and educate consumers about their health benefits. The ANFCNA and its member companies also campaign for stricter label specifications and product criteria for all-natural foods.
About Service Foods
Service Foods offers a full line of all-natural foods free from growth hormones, preservatives, steroids, antibiotics and colorings. The company provides free delivery directly to customers’ homes. In addition, dietitians, nurses, visiting doctors and fitness experts are on staff to counsel clients in leading a healthier lifestyle. Service Foods has been in business since 1981 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with warehouses in several states. To learn more about Service Foods, Inc., visit http://www.ServiceFoods.com.
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