The next batch of NEXTY winners will be awarded on the show floor at Natural Products Expo East 2017 in Baltimore.

Jessie Shafer, RD, Director of Influence & Health Education

August 4, 2017

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Winners of the coveted New Hope NEXTY Awards represent the future—they are the innovative, inspirational and integrity-filled products that help shape the outlook of the natural products industry. All exhibitors who will be at Natural Products Expo East 2017 in Baltimore were eligible to nominate their products for the NEXTY Awards over the last month, and more than 400 nominations across 21 categories were received. The nomination period closed on July 31.

The winners of the NEXTY Awards for Expo East will be decided in a closed judging session on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at the New Hope Network office in Boulder. Winners will be awarded on the show floor in Baltimore on Friday, Sept. 15.

Meet this year's group of outstanding industry influencers who will serve as the judges (along with the New Hope content team and SRG culinary team) for the Natural Products Expo East 2017 NEXTY Awards.

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About the Author(s)

Jessie Shafer, RD

Director of Influence & Health Education, New Hope Network

Jessie Shafer, RD, is New Hope Network's director of influence and health education. In this role, Jessie curates opportunities and appropriate partnerships for New Hope's health and wellness influencer audience, as well as health practitioner and nutrition expert audience. Jessie is a Northwestern University graduate, registered dietitian, and long-time health journalist, having worked for more than 17 years at four major publishing houses on consumer-facing health brands, including Meredith Corporation and August Home Publishing and holding the role of editor-in-chief of Delicious Living for four years. Jessie and her husband relocated from Iowa to Colorado in 2015 where they enjoy riding their bike, hiking in the mountains and being mom to a cute and curious toddler. 

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