Facebook Insider Community Group
No Sharing Coursework, Assignments, and/or Exam Content
Any sharing and posting questions or comments related to your coursework, such as course content, assignments, exams, or discussing the course framework, assignments, exams, and materials, is strictly prohibited and may result in your permanent removal from the group. If you have a question about course content, enrolling in a new program, or certification renewal/CECs, reach out to your Educational Specialist by emailing email@example.com.
Zero-Tolerance Hate Policy
This group is a safe community for people from any academic, professional or personal background. We have a zero-tolerance policy for any form of commentary that is hateful, discriminatory, derogatory, threatening, and/or intentionally damaging of a member’s race, gender, identity, ethnicity, religion, culture or sexual orientation. Any form of disrespect or bullying will result in your permanent removal from the group and, if necessary, will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
No Self-Promotion or Spam
The purpose of our private community is for authentic connection, networking, and shared information as it relates to health and wellness, with a like-minded community. Do not self-promote except for in our designated pitch thread (let’s collaborate), or where otherwise explicitly stated (such as in one-off Freebie posts, Promo days etc).
If someone is asking for specific advice and you have the perfect solution, you may reply with a link to your blog, article or product. However, you may not start a thread just to promote yourself.
No Referral or Affiliate Links
Under no circumstances are you allowed to post a referral or affiliate link, or link to any products that are part of a multi-level-marketing (MLM) program. Additionally, please do not request people to DM you only so you can send them information about your program.
No Medical Advice
This group is not the place to provide or receive medical advice — even if you are a licensed professional. If you feel that it’s necessary to discuss someone’s health journey, be sure to exclude any identifying information from your post.
Example of an inappropriate post: “My uncle, Tom Smith, was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos by his endocrinologist, Dr. Jane Doe from Florida Medical Associates in Miami, didn’t talk to him at all about his diet!! This made me think: how I can market my business to people with autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s?”Instead, try this: “A family member was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and this has motivated me to work with others with an autoimmune disease. Where might I be able to find groups of people with autoimmune diseases in my community?
No Legal Advice
Since licensure, contract, and business laws vary greatly, AFPA and the group members cannot provide you with definitive or individualized legal advice. Legal advice includes, but is not limited to, any questions about:
- Legally forming and registering your business
- Drafting and editing contracts or agreements
- Tax preparation or planning
- Scope of practice and professional licensing requirements or limitations
The best way to find answers to your questions is to contact your state’s department of professional regulation and/or consult with a local attorney who is familiar with laws specific to your state. For low-cost legal advice, you can check out serivces such as Rocket Lawyer, LegalShield, and UpCounsel.You can also check out these resources:
- Offering Nutrition Advice: What You Can and Can’t Do e-book
- State Nutrition Practice Laws Overview
- SCORE Legal Resources
- Council for Holistic Health Educators Law & Policy by State
- American Nutrition Association advocacy portal
Membership in the AFPA Insider Community is a privilege. Failure to comply with group rules may result in removal from our groups at our discretion. Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What’s shared in the group should stay in the group.
What to expect:
Each month, you’ll also have access to our monthly discussion prompts, including:
- What’s your focus this week?
- What are you stuck on? Can you help someone that is stuck?
- Bi-weekly pitches and collaborations: what are you working on right now? Do you need to hire help? Are you offering new services? This is your chance to tell the community about it!
- Weekly Win: What is a success (small or large) that you can share with the community?
Additionally, we make sure you have everything you need to:
- Effectively market and advertise your services so you can scale your business with confidence
- Price yourself competitively and make bank doing what you love
- Dive deep into personal and professional development to ensure a fulfilling, long-lasting career
How can you make the most of the community?
It might sound obvious, but let’s always treat each other with respect. You don’t have to always agree with everyone, but you always have to be kind. Please keep in mind that the AFPA community is worldwide, and not everyone speaks English as their primary language.
This group thrives on providing and receiving help and support. Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others. Ask questions, give answers and share your experiences.
Search before asking
Before asking a question, please use the search function to see if your question has been answered before. Even if you don’t find the answer, you may find another discussion that prompts new questions or new ideas.
Take what you need. Give when you can.
We want every member to feel like they can ask any question, without judgment. We also ask that members who are able to help, share openly– so we can all get better, together.
If anything is unclear or you have any questions, please ping a community manager in the group or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist!