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Palmer students tour Standard Process Inc.

8/1/2013 (Archived)

Palmer students tour Standard Process Inc.(Standard Process Inc.) Wisconsin-based whole food supplement manufacturer Standard Process Inc. recently hosted chiropractic students from the Davenport, Iowa, campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic for the first time. The students, who are studying to become chiropractors, explored the Standard Process Farm and manufacturing plant to learn how Standard Process makes its nutritional whole food supplements.

“The students were able to see first-hand Standard Process’ organic approach to whole foods,” said Lois Kundel, Palmer senior development officer, of her experience while accompanying the students.

Palmer College of Chiropractic students tour Standard Process Inc., located in Palmyra, Wis., to learn about organic farming and whole food supplements.

The 30 Palmer visitors discovered how Standard Process applies organic farming techniques to grow crops used in Standard Process whole food supplements on the company’s 450-acres of certified organic farmland. As the students followed supplements through the company’s manufacturing processes, they observed the measures Standard Process takes in order to strictly adhere to the Food and Drug Administration's good manufacturing practices to ensure its products are of the utmost quality.

“Students commented that they would be telling their friends and classmates of their experience,” Kundel noted. “I hope every chiropractic student has the opportunity to tour Standard Process.”

Following the tour, David Barnes, Ph.D., director of research and development at Standard Process, demonstrated how nutrition can play a beneficial role within a chiropractic practice. In addition, students learned from the company’s wellness chiropractors about a foundational group of products, tips on how to assess patients’ nutritional deficiencies and were presented an overview of Standard Process’ successful corporate wellness model by the company’s wellness manager, Kevin Setnes.

“The company lives their philosophy,” explained Kundel. “Every area of Standard Process emanates health and wellness.”