We’re incredibly proud of NAA members and Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner students, and the unique ways that they apply the Nutritional Aesthetics® philosophy in their personal and professional lives. It’s our goal to support them and share their wisdom by highlighting their stories with you in a periodic ‘Member on a Mission’ feature. Our latest featured member is Jodie Pappas, Founder and Skincare Chef of Clean Kiss. 

Jodie hit a turning point in her life twenty-plus years ago when she was struggling with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) that caused infertility and other medical issues affecting her health. She turned to natural health and food to help her clean up her life, overcome PCOS and is eternally grateful for the birth of not one, but three daughters (a singleton and later twins). She is also indebted to another life altering experience that helped her become who she is today when one of her beautiful twins was born with a rare medical condition that required major reconstructive skull surgery and treatment through Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.

Jodie Pappas of Clean KissThrough these medical struggles, Jodie always sought for a natural solution. Jodie is known as a Family Natural Health Expert and is a published Author of Your Family Health Organizer (2007, Robert Rose Publishing Inc.). She has been a featured guest on City TV’s Breakfast Television, Global TV Morning, CTV, CHCH, Rogers TV, and countless radio shows in many cities across Canada and the USA informing parents about becoming advocates and taking charge of their families’ health for over a decade.

As a small child, Jodie can recall her father digging and pruning in his garden and it was his passion that inspired Jodie to love nature and to want to grow her own harvest that she could also cook up for her family.  Formulating natural skincare and appreciating the holistic benefits of plant-based nutrition, is just an extension of the beautiful things we can create from mother earth.

Jodie has a BA in Psychology, Certificate in Human Resources Management, Certificate in Organic Skincare Formulation, a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200), is currently studying Nutritional Aesthetics® towards being a Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner® (CNAP).  

Jodie has leveraged her passion for wellness through clean living and a balanced lifestyle of yoga and fitness, and organic gardening. The creation of her natural skincare product line, Clean Kiss, is an extension of her advocacy for families to take charge of their health by reading labels, teaching that “What you put ON your body, goes IN your body” and encouraging them to find healthy personal care products that REALLY work!

We spoke to Certified Nutritional Aesthetics Practitioner student, Jodie Pappas, about the role that Nutritional Aesthetics® plays in her business and her integrative approach to skin health:

Nutritional Aesthetics® Alliance:

What excites you the most about the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance?

Jodie Pappas:

I have been an avid student of nutrition as a means to greater health for as long as I can remember. Actually, when I think about it, it has been twenty years in the making since I first was diagnosed with fertility issues stemming from PCOS. At that time, I made some radical lifestyle changes including switching to a whole foods, plant-based diet and ensuring my body was getting the nutrients in needed at each and every meal. It is this passion that led me to start my own natural skincare brand, Clean Kiss, back in 2014. Making clean formulations that are free from toxins combined with healthy, balanced eating truly is the secret to glowing skin, energy and longevity.

For the last several years, I was looking for more specialized nutritional education to add to my credentials. I explored many programs and nothing ever felt like quite the right fit for what I hoped to do with it. My ultimate goal has been, and continues to be, to marry up the science of nutrition with the art and science of beautiful, handcrafted natural skincare to be able to help other women get the skin they truly desire. I want women to know that non-toxic, topical solutions are only part of the puzzle and that living a healthy lifestyle is the other part of it if they want skin that ages gracefully.

When I discovered the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance’s CNAP Training Program, I finally felt it all come together for me! This was the program I was looking for and feel that through the extensive curriculum I will be able to advise my clients how to use nutrition, lifestyle and non-toxic topical skincare solutions to meet their goals.

I enjoy being guided by Rachael because of her vast and expansive experience and knowledge base. The value I get out of the program is incredible.


How do you apply Nutritional Aesthetics® principles to your work?

Jodie Pappas:

I am working on developing a series of workshops for my clients of Clean Kiss that incorporates nutrition, lifestyle choices and non-toxic skincare so that they may bring all of these elements together to achieve their health and skin goals.

I also wish to start offering private one-on-one consultations with women who wish to delve deeper into a customized plan for themselves.

I’ve already starting incorporating more nutritional tips in my marketing to lay the groundwork for my future plans, even though I am only halfway through the CNAP.


Please complete this sentence, and elaborate as much as you wish: “For optimal skin health, I wish people would do more of ___________________, and less of ___________________.”

Jodie Pappas:

For optimal skin health, I wish people would do more of: The four simple principles of health, such as drinking more fresh water and/or herbal teas, wearing sunscreen every day, reading product labels to steer clear of toxic ingredients, and eating the rainbow of colorful foods on their plate at every meal.

I wish people would do less of: Eating refined carbohydrates (the white foods such as sugars, pastas, rice) which prematurely age the skin, staying up too late leading to inadequate rest, stressing less and finding way to manage their stress through yoga and meditation.

We are so grateful to Jodie for being a dedicated CNAP student and Lifetime Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics® Alliance!

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