Natural Products Association Invites Advocates to Rally on Capitol Hill, March 23, 2010

Jan 21, 2010, 09:00 ET from Natural Products Association

Online registration now open

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Products Association, the nation's oldest and largest trade association representing retailers and suppliers of natural products, is inviting industry members and others to its annual public policy event, Natural Products Day, in Washington, D.C. on March 23.

The purpose of the event is to educate members of Congress and their staffs about the important role natural products play in a healthy America. Among the issues to be addressed so far are access to dietary supplements and providing more nutritious lunches for school children.

This all-day event begins early with a new seminar to give first-time advocates an introduction to the issues and the process. During breakfast and the "Legislative Workshop," attendees will hear a thorough explanation of industry positions and how to effectively present them. 

Buses from the host hotel will take attendees directly to the Capitol for their afternoon appointments, which are prearranged by the association. The day is capped-off with a gala reception honoring the industry's congressional champions.

To register for Natural Products Day 2010, go to the association's Web site at

The Natural Products Association (NPA), founded in 1936, is the largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. The Natural Products Association represents more than 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health/beauty aids. As the leading voice of the natural products industry, the Natural Products Association's mission is to advocate for the rights of consumers to have access to products that will maintain and improve their health, and for the rights of retailers and suppliers to sell these products.

SOURCE Natural Products Association