About Us

NPA Midwest/MAHO began as the Great Lakes Health Organization years prior to being chartered as the Mid-American Health Organization (MAHO) on July 9, 1975, in the State of Minnesota. In the mid-90’s the National Nutritional Foods Association requested that all regions take on the same affiliate name of the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA) with regional identification. In 2008, NNFA went through another evolution to better encompass the definition of this industry and became the Natural Products Association (NPA). NPA Midwest/MAHO then became one of the five chartered regions of the Natural Products Association.

NPA Midwest/MAHO Mission Statement

As the leading voice of the natural products industry, the Natural Products Association Midwest/MAHO Region’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.

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NPA Midwest/MAHO Vision Statement

The Natural Products Association Midwest Region strives to achieve a broader, more accessible marketplace for natural products that will improve the quality of life for consumers worldwide.

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