AFPA Graduate of the Month: Jenna Johnson, Holistic Nutritionist

Over the last 26 years, we’ve licensed over 119,000 well being, diet, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge one in every of our distinguished graduates who use what they’ve discovered to encourage others and make a distinction. 

Meet our graduate for the month of October, Jenna Johnson, an AFPA Licensed Holistic Nutritionist.


How did you initially change into all for well being and health?

Rising up, I used to be a dancer and continued dancing in school. Throughout my school expertise is after I actually began taking extra of an curiosity in well being and wellness and the way meals impacts my physique. Dancing 5 days per week, I wanted to verify my physique was sturdy, energized, and wholesome. I started studying in regards to the energy of meals as medication, and I grew to become obsessive about studying extra about it. I used to be consistently studying, watching, and listening to content material about diet, well being, and wellness. I thought of minoring in diet throughout my undergrad however determined to not. Trying again, I’m grateful I didn’t as a result of I’m undecided I’d have discovered a holistic strategy to diet, which is the strategy I take with my shoppers and what I discovered by means of AFPA. I used to be additionally all for well being and wellness as a result of so a lot of my relations and family members have skilled power sickness, principally most cancers. I needed to be part of altering that trajectory for me, my household, and anybody that’s prepared to hearken to me!

What certification did you select, and why did you select AFPA?

I selected the Holistic Nutritionist certification as a result of diet is my true ardour. My fascination with the facility of meals is the place my want to be within the well being and wellness area started. I like that this certification takes a holistic strategy, so it not solely focuses on meals and diet however takes a holistic strategy to our well being by making a wholesome way of life. As well as, I like that this certification centered on illness prevention, which is so necessary to me and my apply.

What was your profession like previous to changing into licensed?

Previous to changing into a holistic nutritionist, I labored as an promoting government for 9 years. I stay in Chicago and labored at a number of businesses over the previous a number of years, some even within the pharmaceutical promoting area, which was undoubtedly not the best match for me! Nevertheless, being in a company position for therefore lengthy taught me so many expertise that I proceed to make use of to today for my enterprise, so I’m very grateful for these alternatives as a result of I discovered a lot.

What’s your profession like now?

I’m now a full-time holistic nutritionist specializing in serving to girls eradicate power abdomen points with out remedy. Intestine well being is so necessary to me as a result of I’ve skilled so many abdomen points all through my life, and now I wish to assist others really feel their finest. The vast majority of my enterprise is working with non-public shoppers 1-on-1, however I additionally collaborate with manufacturers. I’ve one other enterprise known as The Wholesome Giver that I co-founded, the place our mission is to rework lives by means of giving the present of well being. The Wholesome Giver is rooted in illness prevention, which is on the coronary heart of every thing we do. Our mission is to deliver clear, non-toxic merchandise to the forefront; make clear the shortage of regulation inside the magnificence, family, and meals industries; and finally deliver consciousness to the interconnectedness of poisonous substances and illness. We do that by means of present bins that comprise wholesome merchandise.

What are your favourite components of your profession?

I like the entire new folks I get to satisfy, sharing my data with others, and altering folks’s lives! I’m so comfortable and fulfilled doing what I like for a residing. Persevering with to find out about one thing I actually get pleasure from and have such a ardour for can be an unimaginable feeling. I really feel like for a lot of our lives, we’re compelled to find out about issues that we might not even have a take care of or that we might by no means do something with, however once you get to find out about one thing you’re keen on, it’s a lot extra pleasurable. I additionally love that this work comes so naturally to me; it seems like I used to be created to do that!

How has changing into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?

It has actually modified my life in that I get to assist so many individuals stay a greater life! As I discussed above, I really feel like I used to be created to do that work, so now that I’m doing it every day, it’s the perfect feeling!

Do you will have any consumer success tales you want to share?

YES! Listed below are some quotes from a number of of my shoppers which have accomplished my program:

  • “I struggled with intestine points for method too lengthy. Noticed a bunch of medical doctors, did a bunch of checks, and no solutions. I began working with Jenna, and it actually gave me my life again.” – Sam
  • “I be happy! I really feel that the concern I had surrounding meals has been eradicated. I now not fear about what I will put together, and I can benefit from the course of once more. My thoughts is free from the stress and fear, and it feels so good to eat a few of these meals that I eradicated for therefore lengthy.”– Deborah
  • “This system has modified my mindset and refined my data on diet! It’s introduced power, therapeutic, and a way of peace to my life. Thanks, Jenna!” – Lupe

What recommendation do you give others interested by changing into licensed?

Should you actually care about serving to others, love studying, and have a ardour for well being and wellness, you received’t remorse doing this program! You study a lot and can solely profit from changing into licensed!

To attach with Jenna, observe her on Instagram for extra info or go to to study extra.


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