American Society For Nutrition

About ASN

About ASN

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice

2013 Summary of Accomplishments

2012 Summary of Accomplishments

2011 Summary of Accomplishments

2010 Summary of Accomplishments

2009 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the world's top researchers, clinical nutritionists and industry to advance our knowledge and application of nutrition for the sake of humans and animals. Our focus ranges from the most critical details of research and application to the broadest applications in society, in the United States and around the world. 

Through excellence in nutrition research and practice, ASN's members enhance scientific knowledge and quality of life. The Society supports its members and fulfills its mission by fostering and enhancing research in animal and human nutrition; providing opportunities for sharing, disseminating, and archiving peer-reviewed nutrition research results (at its annual meeting and in its official publications); fostering quality education and training in nutrition; upholding standards for ethical behavior in research, the protection of human subjects, and the care and treatment of research animals; providing opportunities for fellowship and support among nutritionists; and bringing scientific knowledge to bear on nutrition issues through communication and influence in the public domain.

ASN was founded in 1928 as the American Institute for Nutrition. Today, the Society encompasses both research and clinical focuses and is building upon its rich 80-year history.  In 2005, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences (formerly the American Institute for Nutrition) and the Society for International Nutrition merged to form ASN. View ASN's historical timeline here.

ASN is a constituent society of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Founded in 1912 by three societies, FASEB has consistently provided educational meetings and publications to disseminate biological research results. FASEB advances biological science through collaborative advocacy for research policies that promote scientific progress and education and lead to improvements in human health.  ASN members have additional benefits through our association in FASEB. Visit the FASEB website or download the FASEB Benefits Brochure for ASN Members for more details. 

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Questions about ASN? E-mail info@nutrition.org.