Systematic Reviews, Scientific Statements and Position Statements
The American Society for Nutrition develops a variety of statements including systematic reviews, scientific statements, practice guidelines and position statements, on nutrition and nutrition-related topics.These documents assist and provide guidance to researchers, regulatory agencies, public/private funding agencies, health care professionals, the media, and consumers.
Statements include a balanced summary and critical discussion on the most current research on the topic.They may also contain research priorities for investigators and funding agencies; regulatory, policy and/or clinical practice recommendations; and/or dietary advice for consumers. Active areas of investigation, research gaps and future research directions may also be identified.
Current Position Papers
Statement on Energy Balance and its Components: Implications for
Body Weight Regulation
Waist Circumference and Cardiometabolic Risk
Obesity in Older Adults: Technical Review and Position Statement
Obesity, Reproduction and Pregnancy Outcomes
Joint Position with the American Dietetic Association
Food and Nutrition Programs for Community-Residing Older Adults
Joint position with the American Dietetic Association and the Society for Nutrition Education
Statements Currently in Development
· Position Statement on the Health Implications of Cereal Bran, Cereal Fiber, and Whole Grains
· Scientific Statement on the Food Environment and Obesity
· The Health Effects of Processed Food vs. Fresh Food
· Position Statement on “Modifying Allowable Purchases under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to Promote Healthfulness.”
For funding opportunities or information on initiating a statement, please contact Gwen Twillman.
ASN is pleased to announce the release of six vignettes which describe nutrition research breakthroughs that have resulted in, or have the potential to result in, major public health advances.