American Society For Nutrition

ASN Spokesperson Program Pairs Members with Media

ASN Spokesperson Program Pairs Members with Media

Excellence in Nutrition Research and Practice
Posted on 04/25/2010 at 01:33:56 AM by EB 2010 Blogger
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By: Rebecca Scritchfield, RD, ACSM Health Fitness Specialist
ASN Blogger at EB 2010

It's a fact. Consumers get much of their health and nutrition information from the media. So, it's important that experts on nutrition research topics are available to talk with the media about new studies and evidence when called upon by print, television, radio, and web-based media.

Thankfully, the ASN Spokesperson program is there to make sure that ASN members are represented well by training fellow members on how to work with the media and translate "bench science" into information consumers can actually use.

I got the chance to chat with a couple resident ASN spokespersons to find out why the love it and the value it adds to membership.

Watch the video with Mary Ann Johnson, PhD, Bill and June Flatt Professor of Foods and Nutrition at University of Georgia.

Watch the video with Shelley McGuire, PhD, Associate Professor of Nutrition at Washington State University.

Rebecca Scritchfield is a Washington, D.C. based registered dietitian in private practice specializing in healthy weight management. She is a member of ASN and is covering several events at EB 2010 through social media.
1 Comment
Posted Apr 27, 2010 11:31 AM by Suzanne Price

ASN Spokespeople help raise the level of understanding among the public regarding nutrition science. These hard-working individuals can break down complicated science into terms Americans can relate to. Thank you to all ASN Spokespeople for their efforts.