CRN Heads to BlogHer16, The Leading Conference for Female Bloggers

Washington, D.C., July 28, 2016—The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement and functional food industry, is proud to serve as an exhibiting sponsor at #BlogHer16: Experts Among Us, the largest conference worldwide that brings together women bloggers, taking place Aug. 4–6 in Los Angeles, California. In addition to exhibiting at the three-day event, CRN will be hosting a special luncheon on Aug. 5, entitled “Get Healthy; Get Wise,” which will feature an interactive panel discussion on “the do’s, the news, and the clues” when it comes to understanding the role of vitamins and other dietary supplements in living healthier lives. The luncheon event will also feature a special presentation by the non-profit Vitamin Angels’ Founder and President Howard Schiffer. Panelists include Wendy Bazilian, Dr.PH, RD, educator, author (Eat Clean, Stay Lean), and journalist, and Felice Gersh, M.D., OB/GYN and integrative medicine specialist and international speaker on women’s health issues. The panel will be moderated by CRN’s Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.

CRN is also bringing in a rotating line-up of reputable healthcare practitioners who will be serving as wellness ambassadors at the association’s exhibit booth, available to offer suggestions and answer questions about improving nutrition, filling nutrient gaps, and the role of vitamins and other dietary supplements in healthy living. In addition to Drs. Bazilian, Gersh and MacKay, the wellness ambassadors include: Patricia Bannan, RDN, nutrition consultant and author (Eat Right When Time is Tight); Holly Lucille, N.D., R.N., expert in integrative medicine and tv/radio talk show host; Elizabeth Shaw, RDN, healthy living blogger (Shaw’s Simple Swaps) and freelance nutrition writer; Vandana Sheth, RDN, nutrition specialist with expertise for vegetarians and people with food allergies; and Marie Spano, RD, sports dietitian and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

The BlogHer conference series started in 2005 as a community-building and education platform for the up-and-coming female blogger community, and has since grown to host 3,000+ attendees. #BlogHer: Experts Among Us is produced by SheKnowsMedia, a leading women's media company reaching 79 million women each month.

“As the leading trade association for our industry, it is imperative that we stay current with communications trends and adapt best practices,” said Judy Blatman, senior vice president, communications, CRN. “The BlogHer conference has a stellar reputation, and the community is made up of the savviest online communicators. It was the ideal opportunity for us as we seek to increase awareness of the benefits of dietary supplements and generate new relationships within the blogging landscape.” 

Those attending #BlogHer16 are encouraged to stop by CRN’s booth, #513.

Note to Editor: The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing 150+ dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and companies providing services to those manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to complying with a host of federal and state regulations governing dietary supplements and food in the areas of manufacturing, marketing, quality control and safety, our manufacturer and supplier members also agree to adhere to additional voluntary guidelines as well as to CRN’s Code of Ethics. Visit Follow us on Twitter @crn_supplements and @wannabewell and on Facebook.