Service Foods CEO Dr. Keith Kantor Honored with the Natural Product Association’s 2012 Industry Champion Award
The 19th Annual NPA Awards have recognized Kantor for his long career in the natural products industry, dedication to the association and work to promote greater access to all natural products
ATLANTA, January 10—Dr. Keith Kantor, CEO of Service Foods, has been awarded the Natural Product Association’s (NPA) 2012 Industry Champion Award for his outstanding contributions to the success of the natural products industry.
Dr. Kantor has been the CEO of Service Foods, a leading provider of high-quality, all natural food for home delivery, for nearly 20 years. During that time, Dr. Kantor has built a large team of dietitians, nurses, doctors, dentists and fitness experts who provide health education, proper nutrition and expert fitness training, along with a wide range of all natural meats, poultry, seafood and organic vegetables. Additionally, Dr. Kantor is currently working with the NPA natural certification program to develop a standard for foods, concentrating his efforts on the meat and poultry subcommittee. As part of the committee, Dr. Kantor has traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress and their staffs to promote greater consumer access to and awareness of all natural products.
In recent years, both Dr. Kantor and Service Foods have been recognized with a number of prestigious honors, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award, Business Leader Magazine’s Top Small Business of the South award, Georgia Trend Magazine’s Top 25 Entrepreneur award and Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Pacesetter Award. Service Foods has also been named to the prestigious Inc. 500, an exclusive annual review of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, for three consecutive years.
“I am so honored to receive the NPA’s highest national award. I’d like to thank the NPA for selecting me to help lead the committee in charge of the new standards for all natural foods in the United States,” remarked Dr. Kantor. “I’d also like to thank the All Natural Food Council of North America and its member companies for allowing me to lead the industry toward its goal of providing all natural foods and educating our clients on the benefits of healthy living.”
Dr. Kantor continued, saying, “I do not believe it was a coincidence that a few days after being selected for this prestigious award, I was asked to form a Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel consisting of health experts. The panel has written a report outlining recommendations to reduce healthcare costs and issued it to leading Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his staff. It just shows how highly legislators in Washington think of the NPA.”
The Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel Report was also distributed to Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA), Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA), Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Senator and presidential candidate Rick Santorum (R-PA).
The winners of the 19th Annual NPA Awards for outstanding individuals and businesses will be honored for their achievements during the Natural Products Association MarketPlace 2012, NPA’s annual trade show and convention, to be held June 14-16 in Las Vegas.
About Service Foods
Service Foods offers a full line of all natural foods free from growth hormones, preservatives, steroids, antibiotics and colorings. The company provides free delivery directly to customers’ homes. In addition, dietitians, nurses, doctors, dentists and fitness experts are on staff to counsel clients in leading a healthier lifestyle. Service Foods has been in business since 1981 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia, with warehouses in several states.