NTA Values


Whether in the office, classroom, or kitchen, the NTA team lives by the following core values day in and day out:

We each bring unique strengths to the table, and are encouraged to be our authentic selves and invest our best in all we do.

We look out for each other, put the needs of the team before our own, and are always willing to ask for help when we need it.

We practice what we preach, honoring ancestral wisdom, focusing on The Foundations, and enjoying real food.

We strive to make the world a better place through education, inspiration, and service.

We are nerds and proud of it. We constantly seek to expand our knowledge and skills and share what we’ve learned with the team.

​We take our work seriously but make sure to have fun along the way, celebrate successes, and follow our bliss.

​We care deeply about each other, our students, and our planet, and are motivated more by mission than money.

The Future Nutritional Therapy Association

In 2027, at NTA’s 19th Annual Conference, founder Gray Graham has returned from a recent sailing expedition and is excited to share the “State of the Union” address to a sold out audience. He cannot wait to share the news about how successful NTA has been as a school and association.

NTA is recognized as one of the driving forces fundamentally altering humankind’s healthcare. It has trained over fifteen thousand Nutritional Therapists. In the healthcare sector, NTPs and NTCs are now commonplace in holistic and allopathic medical practices. They are a respected source of nutritional information and sought after as practitioners, chefs, personal trainers, authors, and advisors.


A Leader in the Change of the Nutritional Paradigm

NTA changes the paradigm of nutrition and healing by delivering the ancestral perspective with integrity. NTA has become a leader by expanding its holistic focus on food to include agricultural economic justice and environmental sustainability. It is the champion of sustainable local and organic food production, animal rights, and the environment. NTA’s passionate tribe has one dedicated focus: to empower and make individuals, families, communities, and the world healthier through proper nutrition.

While every community has its beliefs around what they eat, none match the dedication, passion and knowledge of our people. Our instructors, staff, students, and members are bonded together by the common purpose and a strong desire, a need really, to help others.

NTA’s engine is driven by an ever-expanding base of students, creating an engaged community of lifelong enthusiastic learners. The ultimate value NTA provides to its students and members is the knowledge of how to take control of their health and to connect them to a community and a world of likeminded practitioners.

Since 1997, the Nutritional Therapy Association has been on a mission to be the transformative educator of Nutritional Therapy, reconnecting people to healing foods and vibrant health.

The Nutritional Therapy Association was incorporated as a vocational nutrition school by Gray and Joy Graham with the primary goal of training Health Care Practitioners in the practice of Nutritional Therapy. In the early years, NTA’s instructor team taught nutritional seminars to thousands of medical practitioners throughout the United States and Europe. Students included medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and naturopaths. Subsequently, Mr. Graham was encouraged to make this unique nutritional training available to a wider audience.

In 2001, in partnership with South Puget Sound Community College, NTA introduced the Nutritional Therapist Training course and began training and certifying Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (NTPs). Today NTA has trained thousands of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners and Consultants from all 50 states, several Canadian provinces, as well as Australia, Asia and Europe.

In 2012 the National Association of Nutritional Professionals (NANP) included NTA’s Nutritional Therapist Training Program in their Approved and Recommended Holistic Nutrition Education Programs. NTA is also a Cornerstone Member of the American Nutrition Association. In 2013 NTA expanded their program offerings to include Nutritional Therapy Consultant Training.

NTA’s Nutritional Therapists address nutrition from a holistic perspective. The NTA trainings offer a clear alternative to the grain-based, low fat nightmare that is the official diet of modern America. The Nutritional Therapy Association is founded on the beliefs and teachings of such nutritional pioneering greats as Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis M. Pottenger, considered two of the greatest scientific minds ever to research nutrition, food supplies and their effects on modern society.