Social Purpose Report
Of the Board of Directors
April 30, 2021 
This Report is provided to the Shareholders pursuant to RCW 23B.25.150:

Social Purpose

In pursuing its business and activities, Nutritional Therapy Association SPC (“NTA”) is required to carry out its business purposes in a manner intended to promote positive short-term or long-term effects of, or minimize adverse short-term or long-term effects of, the corporation’s activities upon any or all of (1) the corporation’s employees, suppliers, or customers; (2) the local, state, national, or world community; or (3) the environment.

NTA has identified these specific social purposes, as published in NTA’s Articles of Amendment filed with the Washington Secretary of State on 7/1/2019:

  • Pursue the creation of a material positive impact on the world community and the environment, taken as a whole, assessed against an objectively reasonable standard
  • Embrace bio-individuality
  • Empower individuals with knowledge and tools to transform their health
  • Cultivate a supportive community
  • Shift the paradigm toward more holistic and sustainable practices in food and wellness

  • At the NTA, we strive to promote our social purpose both in and out of the classroom. Our social media channels, marketing, instructional approach, as well as our curriculum and continued education materials are all central tools by which we support and grow these purposes. Throughout 2020 and into 2021, our focus has been to promote social awareness around how diet can directly change the lives of our students, and subsequently how they can impact the lives of individuals in their sphere of influence. Our curriculum and business practices are continually under review to ensure the embodiment of these values and purposes. In the past year, we have made quality improvements in these areas based on graduate, employee, and student feedback.

    A high-level list of these improvements:

  • Increased accessibility and decreased our carbon footprint by moving to a fully online model.
  • Updated our core curriculum to increase the focus on bio-individuality while ensuring the newest and most accurate science-based information available
  • Created and implemented a newly developed membership platform offering improved community support and benefits to our members while encouraging the sharing of best practices
  • Launched mandatory DEI training for all employees to improve the classroom experience for students as well as the overall employee experience within the NTA
  • Formed and supported strategic partnerships with organizations that are teaching underserved communities how to grow their own organic, sustainable food sources

  • Bio-individuality is the driving force of our program, which creates an understanding of the beautiful uniqueness of each person while addressing and honoring their individual needs. In the future, we will continue investing in our infrastructure and offerings to provide a more accessible program for everyone interested in learning the important nutritional foundations of which the NTA was built upon. ​